Photo of Ruby and Lu Painting by Hope Lane

Ruby and Lu by Hope Lane, acrylic 9″ x 12″

The completed painting of an unusual friendship between a very sweet Goldendoodle and a foundling duckling. You’ll be happy to know that while Ruby’s humans were happy to keep Lu the duck with them, they were unsure whether they ought to. However Lu took matters into her own hands (or wings) and one day, took off to find a home in the skies. Learning the stories behind the animals I paint is one of the wonderful things about being a pet portrait artist. Every animal is special to their humans in so many ways–and it’s my pleasure to try to capture that specialness.