It seemed ironic to me that when looking back, I discovered it was close to exactly two years ago that I shared the watercolor portrait of our late golden retriever Sheba that we had done. I had decided to do that as part of the bucket list I had for her when she had her second round of cancerous lumps removed. I was so pleased with that portrait, that I knew someday I would have Cricket’s done as well. This, however, is not part of any bucket list I’ve started for Cricket. I might be in denial, but in spite of her heart condition and senior age of 13, I do not anticipate losing her in the near future.
I also knew I’d be having the same artist do Cricket’s portrait, Allison Gray of Go Gray Artwork. The only decision I had to make was what color scheme I wanted her to use, and what photo. I knew I wanted a photo of Cricket smiling just like Sheba was in hers.
I had more trouble deciding if I wanted to go with the same colors or something different. I decided to go with the same family of colors, since I knew I’d be hanging it on the wall right by Sheba’s. I told Allison I’d like them similar though not exactly the same, and I think it came out perfectly.
It makes my heart happy to have the two girls, who were the best of friends (well, most of the time), together up there on the wall.
I still find Allison’s prices very reasonable (just $55 plus shipping for a 9 x 12 portrait), and she also often gives a portion of her proceeds to shelters and rescues. By the way, we were not compensated for sharing about her artwork, we are just sharing because we love it and it’s special to us.
You can find Go Gray Artwork in the following places. Check them out to see many of the other beautiful portraits she has done:
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