Recently, I got to do this commission of a woman and her horse. It was magical.
The friend who bought it has known her for 25 years, and they've never exchanged gifts. For her friend's 50th birthday, she decided to break the tradition with one of my portraits.
It was forest fire season when I finished it, and poor Obie had to be evacuated a few times, but the fires died down, everyone is safe, and she loved her gift.