Thursday, April 16, 2009

Jack the Portuguese Water Dog

"Jack," a Portuguese Water Dog
(4x4; watercolor and micron pen; 90# Fabriano hp)

Yesterday I met the sweetest Portuguese Water Dog named Jack. He is barely one year old and is quite the boisterous pup! I love his unique coloring. Most Portuguese Water Dogs (including the new Obama dog, "Bo") are black with a little white fur. Jack is mostly white, with beautiful chocolate brown ears. As I noticed when petting another Portuguese Water Dog, their fur is SO soft!

Here is the picture I managed to take when Jack sat down:

"Jack" © Christine Pierce 2009

And here is a stylized version of the picture, just for the fun of it, using Photoshop filters:

"Jack" - digitally adjusted © Christine Pierce 2009


Melissa and Emmitt April 16, 2009 at 3:27 PM  

hi christine!

oh! i love your portrait! you totally captured him and all of his curls!

:) melissa

Pat April 16, 2009 at 7:21 PM  

Don't you just love all the choices we have to create art? Your painting is great. I can feel the curls.

Sheila April 16, 2009 at 8:18 PM  

Perfect touch of artistic license to bring out that perky personality Christine! Great job... love that lavender/periwinkle background too.

christine April 17, 2009 at 1:00 PM  

Thank you, Melissa, Pat and Sheila! I really wanted to capture something of his sweet, curly, puppy-dog essence!


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