I usually like to play a word game with the pet commissions that I paint for people. It's fun to find an adjective that describes the image of the pet (and also has the same first letter). I don't get the feeling from the image that this handsome pooch is quite "jittery" or "jovial". JB is sitting there, being himself. He's just being JB. :)
This is one of two commissioned pet paintings that happen to be for my step-sister, Christie. These two dogs, JB and Leo(post coming tomorrow) were both a real joy to paint, but then again I haven't met a dog or cat I didn't want to paint. Didn't Will Rogers say something like that?
Anyhoo, If you've been thinking about a pet portrait, ask me more about it or take a look at my commission info page.
p.s. I couldn't resist, here's a tiny-size sneak peak of Leo that I'll post tomorrow:
Hmmm, maybe "Lounging" Leo?