Jenny Loves Tino
by Karen Meacham
This 18 x 20 acrylic on canvas is of my daughter and our poodle, Valentino. We were blessed to have Valentino for over 14 years but after his passing one year ago, I wanted to paint this in his memory for our daughter, Jenny.
The biggest challenge was painting Jenny's face realistically, but it does actually look like her. I painted it by looking at her senior picture and a snapshot of Tino and combining them. I am pleased with the way I placed him in her arms and it looks just like him. If I painted it again, I would paint the background differently. This is my second attempt at a portrait.