Portrait of a Boxer Named Stella

Per Portraits by Enzie Shahmiri

Per Portraits by Enzie Shahmiri

When I was painting the portrait of Stella a white boxer my son came into the room and commented how cute she looked sleeping. When I told him that Stella had just passed away from a brain tumor, he shook his head and asked "Why do people only ask you to paint their dead pets?" 

I think it's because we never fully understand how very dear our pet are to us until they are no longer with us. If I could get more moments of my Yorki - Benji back when he would insanely bark at god knows what, I would gladly do it now. 

But back to beautiful Stella, I hope she rests in peace and knows that she is well loved. A bit about painting technique. When painting anything white I reserve true white only for highlights and areas I want to draw attention to. The remainder of time I will pull colors that I spot in the surrounding areas. It just so happens that Stella also had a lot of pink around certain areas of her head, which made it even easier to give her little head definition. 

My client said she will post photos of the framed painting. I can't wait to see how it looks framed and where she will be displaying it. Here are some in progress shots ....

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'In Memory of Stella' by artenzie


Hand-painted wooden heart shaped catch all dish - light pink and grey - home decor - ItsOkayWereSisters Embroidery PINK linen pillow SHAM - 20 inch set of 2 - decorative pillow cushion - shabby chic bedding pillow flange style - nurdanceyiz Boxer Portraits - Pet Portraits - PetPortraitsbyNC SET OF THREE Wall Decor -Large Gray Pink and White Bows on Pink and Gray Chevron 12 x12" Canvases Wall Art- Baby Nursery Wall Decor- - bedbuggs
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throw pillow cover, baby nursery, spring pillow accent, pink red poppy flower photograph, sofa pillow, nature decor, girls room pillow - sixthandmain soft pink and grey laundry basket, chevron, rose and gray hamper, wicker, basket weaving, Wäschekorb - africanbaskets Pinks, White, Gray Circle Dot Garland for Party Decoration, Baby, Baptism, Nursery or Bridal Shower 10 feet - TheKraftRoom Blush rose gray crochet cushion pillow covers set, square crochet decorative pillow, 15x15 and 12x12 inches accent pillow set, granny pillow - zolayka
Set of 2-8x10 Distressed Wood Picture Frames Pink and Gray Nursery Chevron and French Damask - deltagirlframes 1940s 2 pc Art Deco Pink Salon Sofa - hairojuku Grey Moroccan Four Piece Ceramic Tile Coaster Set - NicolesNicNacs Decorative Clothes Pins with Hemp Rope for Home Decor- Valentines Day, Anniversary Decor, Light Pink, Hot Pink - CSarber

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