Sara Abbott painted my portrait two years ago – Well, that was the first of many portraits to come after. On our growing gallery wall, there’s half of one with George. Mummy finally thought – George is going nowhere and it’s time he has his own portraiture.
So today, Sara came to take photos of George. George was a little confused as to what was happening.But he has become quite the poser.He needed a little help to look into the camera as he was looking at Mummy, with questioning eyes. But that rustling plastic always does the job.His eyes followed it dutifully.It didn’t take long at all. And at the end of the session, he was being cheeky monkey! When they sat down to review the shots, both Sara and Mummy were really pleased – a lot of – Awwww! I think they’ve found the money shot!
At the moment the gallery is dominated by Darcy with half of one with George in it. And it was one of him when his eyes were still vacuous.
Is there space for one more? Yes, we’ll make space.
Can’t wait to see it!
Sara Abbott is a portrait artist. The first time we met was at Harrods Pet Kingdom where she was painting dog portraits. I was taken by the simplicity of the portraits and yet it’s subject had so much depth of emotion. I loved the way she depicted the dog faces. They captured the expressions and the very faces we love – whether it was the raised crooked eyebrows, the cocked head or the deep knowing stare from dark brown eyes. She captured Darcy’s expressions – it’s not just another dog portrait. www.sara-abbott.com