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The story of a commission

Lola's progress
Lola's portrait was commissioned as a surprise birthday present for her owner, James. Lola often accompanies James on wildfowling trips wearing her neoprene camo vest, so I was asked to include it in the painting (quite a challenge!). James also has a love of geese so a distant skein was added to complete the painting. While the paint was still slightly wet (oils can take forever to dry) Lola was 'carefully' presented to James on his birthday by his fiancé. I'm very happy to report that he absolutely loved the painting and even shed a few tears!