As you know, Yoda had a pretty rough start in life; he was a rescue puppy, saved from drowning, and it took a lot of hard work to settle him in and help him feel comfortable with humans. But he’s grown up into the most beautiful dog, with gorgeous honey-coloured fur, sandy eyelashes and chocolate-brown eyes. Even when he takes something out of the bin and drags it across the sitting room floor, it’s impossible to get cross. He’s just too loveable.
So when artist Clive Hemsley offered to paint a portrait of Yoda, I was intrigued. Clive is an accomplished artist who uses a wide variety of mixed media substances to create his work. And he also produces dog portraits – you simply email him a photo of your pooch, and he takes care of the rest.
Our dog portrait of Yoda arrived this week, and as you can see, it’s pretty spectacular. I think Clive has brilliantly captured Yoda’s personality, the look of innocence combined with devilment in his eyes, and the colour of his fur. What do you think? The eyes definitely seem to follow you round the room – just like Yoda does, in fact. I think a painting like this would make a fantastic gift for a dog-lover.
(If you’re interested in commissioning a dog portrait from Clive you can find out more here.)