Blue was a very special OTTB. He passed away unexpectedly on February 9, 2013.
When I heard of his passing, I knew that I wanted to paint his portrait so Miranda could remember him forever.
When I asked them to send me their favorite picture of Blue, they sent this picture.
I loved it but I had never painted a portrait of a person. I was scared to attempt it because I wanted it to be perfect but I could not say "no".
After 3 1/2 months, setting it aside for the last month, this is the completed painting.
I will be sending it out tomorrow with a prayer that whenever Miranda sees this, she will again be filled with the love she and Blue shared.