Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

Mastering Canine Portraiture

By Elissa Tracy

Series: Life as Art | Story 14

This past week was a difficult one for our family as one of our two beloved Siberian Huskies passed away. She was a red husky with light blue eyes and at 16 years old, she had lived a very robust life. Nevertheless, it’s not an easy thing. My husband requested that I do a portrait of her for him in her memory. Animal paintings are really not my wheelhouse (since I’m more of an Abstract Expressionist painter.) However, I wanted to give this heartfelt endeavor a go. In a previous article, I wrote about the importance of art journals and I remembered years ago I had taken a painting class which c...


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