My newest client has graciously allowed me to use some photos she had sent me when we were planning the commission of her Old English Sheep Dog. While I met their dog, Nellie, in person, these photos of her cavorting in the backyard showed an exuberance I found enchanting.
As I’ve been on an ACEO kick lately, I tackled the three photos in miniature. Wanted to get the action of this airborne animal. It’s more difficult to do details in such a small painting, so I wasn’t quite sure how well the photos would translate. But I have to admit, I like this series. They feel what I was hoping to portray. My favorite part is the little ball which was not even in the reference photos. (Have I told you lately how much I love being an artist?) This tiny object is the reason for the enormous energy and joy exhibited by this furball. I call the series Jump for Joy.
I just listed them on eBay for a seven day auction.