For CAhusband's birthday in August I got him a custom dog painting of our beloved boxer, Reilly!
When we were in Indiana last July, we stumbled across an art showing that featured several local artists that do custom pet paintings, and grabbed the business cards of our favorites. Our goal was to one day get one for Piper and Reilly.
Our walls are completely bare, and CAhusband didn't have much on his birthday wish list, so I decided this would be the perfect gift. I don't think I know anyone who loves their dog like CAhusband loves Piper and Reilly, so I knew this was a gift he would appreciate.
I dug out all of the cards we'd saved, and decided on Mad Lab Studios out of Indianapolis. I sent over several pictures of Reilly so he could get a good idea of her personality and features, and Jim, the artist, responded with a request to use this picture as his inspiration.
When we first moved to California, Reilly was fascinated with the swimming pool in my parents back yard. We spend many weekends at their house, and Reilly was constantly in the water. She would jump in from all sides, and would even swim under water to get a toy. CAhusband would put these goggles on Reilly quite frequently for fun, and this is definitely one of my favorite pictures of her!
I was thrilled when Jim chose this picture, and CAhusband loved the idea of using it as the inspiration because we will never forget how much Reilly loved to swim!
Our 12 x 12 painting arrived this week, and we are in love with it! It turned out perfectly, and we couldn't be happier that I chose Jim of Mad Lab Studios! CAhusband absolutely loves it, and can't wait to place an order for Piper's painting soon.