Bon Appetit II by Jean Hildebrant

Shot this with my Canon Rebel XT, 18-55 mm lens in natural light from a window. Cropped in closer than original version to give more focus to the dog and pie. Painted the photo with Corel Painter Essentials 4, thick paint, a selection of different brushes such as tapered camel, captured bristle. The model is my faithful sidekick, Skye. We adopter her from the local rescue shelter, the day after Christmas a few years ago. She has been faithfully at my side ever since! :)
Skye is a Jack Russell terrier female.

I am an artist working in oils and pastels as well as photography. My subject matter is mainly portraiture and figures. I have been painting for many years and have won awards for my paintings including a first place award in the Pastel Journal Magazine’s Pastel 100 competition and first place in the Richeson 75 competition.
I am married with two grown children and reside in Scottsdale, AZ.

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  • mowphoto
    mowphotoabout 6 years ago

    love it !

  • Thanks Molly :)

    – Jean Hildebrant

  • linifer
    liniferabout 6 years ago

    So adorable!! Did he get to eat it in the end?? :))

  • Thanks, Linifer! She did get a banana, one of her favorite treats :)

    – Jean Hildebrant

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...about 6 years ago

    fantastic capture

  • Thank you Kathy !

    – Jean Hildebrant

  • slave2thebean
    slave2thebeanabout 6 years ago

    Fantastic Jean – I love the whole mood in this and your styling is exceptional. What a talent you are!

  • Awww, you are always so sweet! Thanks so much!!!

    – Jean Hildebrant

  • Squealia
    Squealiaabout 6 years ago

    Oh precious, she’s almost dribbling!

  • Ha ha, she was begging with her eyes :)

    – Jean Hildebrant

  • Davies
    Daviesabout 6 years ago

    Gorgeous capture Jean and I do hope you spoiled her and gave her just a small amount of that She looks very much like my chloe.

  • I have to tell you a secret, Noelene…..the pie was not real, lol. It was a scented faux pie :) But I did give her a banana….she absolutely loves fruit!

    – Jean Hildebrant

  • jewelskings
    jewelskingsabout 6 years ago

    Adorable and such willpower!

  • I have to tell you, she is the most well behave around food. It is truly amazing! If I have a piece of chicken on a plate on the coffee table and she knows I am not finished, she will sit and stare at it like this but never touch it no matter how long I am away!

    – Jean Hildebrant

  • Marjorie Wallace
    Marjorie Wallaceabout 6 years ago

    This is just wonderful. Great capture of mood and composition.

  • Marjorie, thanks so much! It was a fun shot to set up.

    – Jean Hildebrant

  • Bellavista2
    Bellavista2about 6 years ago

    Absolutely brilliant. :-}Love how you have composed the shot and your sidekick Skye:-}

  • Thank you! She is a cutie!

    – Jean Hildebrant

  • Brandie1
    Brandie1about 6 years ago

    Love his eyes

  • It is a she,lol but I have to agree, she has beautiful eyes and they are so expressive

    – Jean Hildebrant

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