‘Charlie’ the Chocolate Labrador

An oil portrait painting of a Chocolate Labrador called Charlie

‘Charlie’ the Old Soldier’

Oil on canvas 14″ x 10″

Commissioned painting

This is ‘Charlie’ the Chocolate Labrador, commissioned and required as a surprise 2015 Christmas gift.

Charlie who is an old soldier, now approaching 13 years, belongs to Paul and Helen German who live in Bristol.

Paul contacted me through Facebook, after seeing a previous posting of a Black Labrador called Wilfred that I had painted.

Commissions taken, any subject, contact me here derek@shapirofineart.com


Hi Derek,

I just wanted to drop you a quick message to say a huge thank you for the wonderful painting of Charlie.
I hadn’t opened it prior to gift wrapping the picture and giving it to the wife on Christmas Day.
To say she was overjoyed is a huge under statement!
She( nor the other guests/family we had that day) couldn’t believe, not only the resemblance, but also how you managed to somehow paint the dogs personality as well!

Many thanks once again, and wishing you a happy new year.