This is a commission of a mini Sheltie called Candy. After doing the portrait, I became very close friends with the couple. Their Candy was a little doll to work with and sadly, I found out recently that she passed away. It was devastating. And made it tough for me as well because I’d actually worked with little Candy and did a photo shoot of her just before she passed. She was very old and passed peacefully of natural causes. My friends were thankful to have such a piece of work to remember her by and recently had me do a portrait of her as a marble etching for her grave marker. That was hard to do. Especially helping my friends pick out an epitaph and then engrave it into the stone. Very sad. She was a beautiful sweet dog.
Created by Linda Costello Hinchey. This 11 × 14 graphite is used on 80lb 400 series med. Strathmore drawing paper and is exclusively from the fine art studios of CHSTUDIOS.NET from a portrait commission.
*Canine’ Art group- Jan. 2012
All Soft and Cuddlies !! – was a featured note card to represent the group’s homepage. sept 17, 2009
Painted Animals group- Nov. 2009*