This was a special portrait for me. I met a young couple, both graduates from Iowa State while I was drawing caricatures at the Agricultural Hall of Fame in Bonner Springs. I got a chance to talk to them and they expressed interest in a portrait. After I drew this portrait, they said it brought a tear to his mother. Art can be emotional and can last forever. It is a well thought out investment. Art can capture a moment in time. Each subject takes about 4-5 hours. There are no short cuts when it comes to one of my portraits. My secret to an excellent drawing is to put as much detail in the paws as one puts detail in the face. Every hair or every part of the body needs to be treated with attention – and that is what I think separates me from other artist. Details.
I made a link to the Agricultural Hall of Fame – I find this an amazing location to host a company party. It is kid friendly and is rich in farming history.