Lulu AKA King Ludwig

King Ludwig (by Carin Steen)
King Ludwig, acrylics on paper, 61 x 91cm, 207

This was an incredibly fun commission to do. Initially my client in Canada asked me to paint his dog Ludwig, named after King Ludwig II of Bavaria (1864-86) in a royal pose on a hermelin cape, with a pine forest and the Neuschwanstein Castle in the background. As if that wasn't fun enough, he also commissioned me to paint a portrait of "Lulu" when he was a pup, just because he was so darn cute. Indeed! That floppy ear? Totally irresistible!

Lulu (by Carin Steen)