Model quits on photographer for Welcome Fall Banner.
Photoshoot gone wrong! Model AWOL.
This fall, I wanted to paint a banner for our new home. The banner needed to be seen from the street. As a result, I painted big, bold flowers over a fluorescent pumpkin. Then I tried to take cutesy photos of my puppy Rosie next to the banner.
You can judge for yourself whether she is model material.
Honestly, I don’t know how puppy parents manage to get adorable photos of their pooches on Instagram.
The most chichi pooches this season are wearing froufrou frocks and sunglasses, or bowler hats and ties while sitting prim and proper next to attention-grabbing props.
Gone are the plastic chew toys. These dogs pose next to Mercedes Benz cars or yachts! Their props might also be a glass of cognac or some dainty pastel macaron. No rubber hot dog for these high class puppers!
My Rosie wanted to rip out the sweet orange bow I added to her little (very little) topknot. Then she chewed on a leaf, the first and only leaf that had fallen off our tree this season. Yep, she found it! When that was done, she was looking to escape the 20 second session and she called the photoshoot over and out!
All is not lost...when it comes to Rosie!
Rosie can pose for a very quick photoshoot.
A simple little girl, she is happy with her comfy bed as her prop. Wave a little doggie biscuit in front of her and you might have her interest for a few more seconds.
If you wonder what breed of dog she might be - she is a Biewer (this is a question I am so often asked when I go walking with her). People will guess she is a Yorkie, and although she shares some of the Yorkie characteristics, Biewers have been genetically tested and shown to be a breed apart from Yorkies. I always love the puzzled look when I tell people she is a Biewer (pronounced BEEVAH). Very few know this just recently recognised AKC breed.
Biewers are not recognised by CKC yet.
Cedar deck boards part of my art portfolio.
Aged, reclaimed cedar boards have been in my portfolio ever since son #2 salvaged them from the trash a few years ago.
Some have sold and others were gifts for relatives. A few examples include the Blue Footed Booby of Galapagos Island. But I have also used cedar deck board to make a leash holder, and for a housewarming gift. Or how about Stout commissioned from one friend to another as a memorial gift for a much beloved pet?
The background of natural aged wood is particularly well-suited to painting pets on cedar.
Contact me to reserve your spot for a very special pet portrait this Christmas!