By all accounts, Milo was somewhat disreputable in life, yet much beloved. When he crossed the “rainbow bridge” this winter, his mistress (a good friend of my Alaska daughter-in-law) asked me if I would paint him. I found the photos irresistible, and my enthusiasm for the new year included painting Milo. Then the rough drawings sat on my table for a long non-productive time, and when I returned to attempt to capture his cuteness, Milo, in spite of his dodgy reputation, proved a genuine spirit lifter!
His personality shines through!
Looks like he had lots!
I can see from your paintings why he was loved and is missed. He has so much spirit in him. What a cherished treasure your paintings will be for Milo’s owner.
I hope so Carol – he must have been quite a character!
I knew and loved Milo – these are wonderful representations of him!! What a beautiful gift
Thank you Meagan – I wish I’d known him a little- there must be stories!