Samson and Hercules, pastel on toned paper, 8×10 inches

pastel pet portraits

Drawing Samson and Hercules was such a wonderful experience for me. Their person, Jannes is one of the kindest people I have ever met and is a true animal lover. She commissioned this portrait for her husband’s Father’s Day gift. It brought tears to everyone’s eyes (including mine,) as both pups have passed on but they were loved dearly.

I donate 10% of all commissions to animal welfare and¬†Jannes chose Blind Cat Rescue¬† in St.Pauls, NC. Jannes had her own blind and deaf kitty named Bella. She’s devoted an entire Facebook page to her story. It will give you chills, the love is so apparent. Here’s her story and her Facebook page. Get ready to shed some tears of joy!

Here’s a great photo of Jannes’ husband, Ricky, with his gift.

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