A portrait of two best friends.
I don’t know Trixie or Kim. The reference photo was sent to me to by a good friend of Kim’s, but I can tell you just from looking at the photo that Kim loves Trixie and Trixie loves Kim.
Painting a pet a day this whole past week has shown me just how much people love their pets. These animals that we take into our lives are family, and the love between a pet and its person is both visible and visceral. I’m thankful that I get to give my interpretation of this relationship to my friends and family as well as people I’ve never met before.
Below are some progress pics of this double portrait. I painted it with my limited acrylic palette that I’ve grown so fond of this past week. I enjoy painting people just as much as I enjoy painting pets, so this one was double the fun!