This is my first painting this year and it’s almost the end of August – I can’t believe life has gotten in the way of my artistic life, but I’ve finally picked up the brush and painted this gorgeous Staffy cross – not sure what is the cross but she looks completely Staffy to me. It is a gift for a special lady Leanne commissioned by her partner’s daughter.
I know not a lot about Lucy other than she was such a pretty thing with a deep soul – look at those eyes! Sadly she passed away recently – I hope this gift will be a healing balm to Leanne.
Lucy is lying on a rug which is short piled with what appeared to be part of a deep blue couch in the background. I didn’t want to fuss with either element too much removing the couch altogether – instead preferring to concentrate on Lucy and her brindle markings but especially those eyes. They’re talking to me.
As a bit of whimsy I’ve included her name in the carpet pile – a ghost of an image confirming even though she has left us for the time-being she will always be around and continue to touch her owner’s heart.