Painting Morgan a Second Time

I’ve been painting pet portraits professionally for quite awhile. In fact, I established my Facebook page Hope Lane Pet Portraits, back in 2012 which was when I was first starting out. One of my earliest portraits was of a little Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Morgan. She was a young dog and I painted her on a warm red background. This year Morgan’s parents got back in touch for a second painting for their vacation home. Now six years later, Morgan is an adult dog–and it’s a wonderful opportunity to paint her again and try to capture the difference. This is the new sketch side by side with the original painting from six years ago.