Sometimes it takes many different references, put together, to make a portrait. In this case, Hannah and Henry’s person Paula wanted a portrait of the two dogs together. We both liked John Singer Sargent’s composition of two sisters, but Paula chose another Sargent dress for portly Hannah, and a dapper suit for Henry. I made my husband sit pretty to get Hannah’s skirt just right. The result is still to come… check back later to see!…. but here’s the sketch.


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