The Bianca Commission


This portrait came to be through the imagination of Nikki whose friends Kathy and Cliff are the lucky companions of Bianca. A Spinone Italiano, Bianca was a pleasure to photograph and a joy to paint. Commissioned with the thought of being a gift given at Thanksgiving, all went perfectly on schedule.

In this piece I see stars and stripes framing Bianca in graced and good compliment.


And, a note: 2020 is even more bereft with Bianca’s passing. She lives in the work I did and in the hearts of all who knew her, especially Kathy and Cliff.

The Making of a Portrait

Bianca’s portrait is painted on both sides of clear acetate using acrylics, gold leaf, and mixed medium. The portrait measures 18″ x 24″.

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