Let me tell you what a sensitive and talented artist Bob is. His love of animals showed through, even when guiding me through the process of how to capture my puppy”s image. Bob then transferred that honesty toward his art.
He suggested I sit down on the floor with doc so that she was completely relaxed and natural. I kept my camera level with her head. Not above it, not below it. In fact I sat it on the floor near her head and when she went down to rest- I just snapped away.
Bob and I met and went through the photographs until we both agreed that this one absolutely captured her spirit. And then he went to work, bringing that photo alive in water color. I thought I did a pretty good job in photographing her and asked Bob for my picture back when he was finished with it but when Bob presented me with this painting, I told him, his art and his rendering of her was even better than the photo. I told him to keep the photo, I’ll keep his watercolor. What a wonderful experience this was.