Have you heard of the phrase “man’s best friend?” It’s a common phrase referring to domestic dogs as pets who are close to their owners. The phrase dates back to the 1700s when Frederick the Great of Prussia first introduced the idea in reference to one of his Italian Greyhounds.
Dogs, for many people, truly are best friends. They are to be celebrated in many ways, and, as you know, it’s especially hard on a person when they lose their beloved pet.
If you have a pet dog whom you consider to be “like one of the family,” then you should consider having a pet portrait done by painter Larry Gekiere.
Why have a formal portrait done? This piece of art helps capture the spirit of your friend in a way that’s unique and long-lasting. Even when your dog is not around, you can look at the portrait and smile, thinking of fond and happy memories with your faithful companion.
We tend to show off those whom we love to other people, letting them know who or what’s important to us, right? Just like you’d want a family portrait of humans hanging on the wall in your living room for visitors to see, it makes sense to have a pet portrait there, too. Jokingly, some people say they love their dog more than their (human) family!
While photographs are nice, they can fade over time or even disintegrate. An oil painting, though, has a more permanent feel– it can last generations. There’s something timeless and exquisite about an oil painting hanging in a room.
As an artist, Gekiere takes his time using oil paints on canvas, using his hand and a brush rather than a computer. He wants to capture the essence of your pet. Previous clients have remarked about the artistic beauty of his renderings of their dogs.
Dogs are such wonderful and unique creatures. They all have their own individual personalities. Some are shy and quiet, while others are big and boisterous. No matter what their temperament, when they bond with their owners, it’s almost magical. Indeed, there seems to be a spiritual, supernatural connection between dogs and their owners.
To celebrate this important and worthy connection, Larry Gekiere of Dallas, Texas, can paint the perfect pet portrait of your dog. Call 214-405-1834 for more information.