The Very Best Of Friends - 7" x 5" oil on hardboard/masonite
There can be few sweeter or closer friendships than that between a child and beloved dog. When Anne Stark of Pipers Whippets and Dachshunds sent me this photo I simply had to paint it - such a lovely moment captured in time.
The number of these little creatures living in the British Isles has dramatically decreased since the arrival of the grey squirrel from America in the 1800's but efforts are being made to try and help with their survival. There is a website dedicated to this work called the Red Squirrel Survival Trust whose Patron is HRH The Prince of Wales. If you're interested in finding out more about the red squirrel you might want to visit their website www.rsst.org.uk
This painting is straight off the easel and will need to dry for 2-3 weeks before it can be shipped
Based on a photograph by Peter G Trimming at flickr