This is a darling little Jackie that I have forgotten the name of but was a commission done in graphite pencil on 12×18 Strathmore paper. I was inspired to do this particular composition of the little guy from a photograph of him with his owners. He had a lovely attentiveness toward them in this shot.
I’m an Appalachian artist living in the deep mountains of Southwestern Virginia.
“WHAT I ASKED FOR, WHAT I NEEDED
When I got my new dog
I asked for strength that I might rear her perfectly;
I was given weakness that I might feed her more treats.
I asked for good health that I might rest easy;
I was given a “special needs” dog that I might know nurturing.
I asked for an obedient dog that I might feel proud;
I was given stubbornness that I might feel humble.
I asked for compliance that I might feel masterful;
I was given a clown that I might laugh
I asked for a companion that I might not feel lonely;
I was given a best friend that I would feel loved.
I got nothing I asked for,
But everything that I needed.
I got a dog"
Canine Art Group- featured Feb. 2012
Superbly visual group- Featured Oct. 2011
Freedom to Shine group- Featured May 2010