I was commissioned to do a dog portrait for a Christmas gift. I sent the painting off to Canada and it was received without a problem. The problem occurred after the gift was given to its recipient. It was stolen shortly thereafter! Here is the news story out of Portland, Oregon about the stolen painting of Gia. I felt terrible when I heard about it. I painted a new one for Gia's owner as a gift to replace the stolen one. The new one has been received and all is well in Gia's world.