A BEAUTIFUL Bernese Mountain Dog puppy was the subject of one of my most recent paintings.
This pups eyes compelled me to paint it, like a bee drawn to pollen. I fell in love.
This called for a slightly different approach than I normally take for my pet portrait paintings. This particular piece is on a square, linen canvas.
Have I mentioned how much I love working on linen?
I LOVE it.
The smooth application of paint on linen is highly addictive.
I could paint—–on linen—–all day.
It’s so cool to watch the piece evolve. To watch a stark, white canvas turn quickly into a testimony of energy, and movement, whether calm or fast, subtle or strong, it’s a privilege I don’t take lightly.
I enjoy every minute of it.
I’m the type of person that when reading a book with pictures, has to stop, and take in EVERY LITTLE DETAIL of the illustration before moving on to the rest of the story.
In art museums, I can stand in front of a painting just imagining how the artist painted, if I can see any of the brush strokes……were they fast strokes(?), were they slow and methodical……why….
As a kid I drove my brothers CRAZY. While they just wanted to HEAR the story read by mom and dad….I wanted to SEE———–E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G.
(I could take 5, to 10 minutes just looking at an illustration on ONE page. =) )
All that to say- if you’re like me a little, and can’t visit this piece in person, I wanted to give you some up close shots of it so you can see the strokes, and the movements that make up this piece.
A special thanks to Lillith, the owner of this beautiful pup. And congrats on your beautiful bernese being Jaché Studio’s next Pet Portrait Model!
Don’t forget folks, if you have pets, or friends with pets, make sure you check out our Facebook page, Jaché Studio!
Submit photos of YOUR PET, and maybe yours will be the next model!