Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Several months ago a dear friend and I made a cross-country trek to fetch my recently deceased mother’s car and other personal effects. We had an amazing journey in that old car, dripping as it was with rust and with barely working headlights.

While on the trip we met Baxter. He was recovering from some sort veterinary procedure and was in the office with his person, a night clerk at a hotel in Vermont. He was the cutest little fellow and I’m finally getting around to doing his portrait. I think that Jack Russell terriers have a lot of character and this little guy’s ears were so big I thought he’d take flight at any moment.

Baxter and his dad. Look at those ears!
And here’s the first stage of his portrait:

Baxter, stage 1. Prismacolor pencils on Canson warm gray paper.
More to come soon!


  1. Definitely deserves to have his portrait done!

  2. That is going to be a great portrait.

  3. What a darling! Your portrait of him is going great. You are so talented!

    Anita ♥

  4. Thanks everyone! I think it's going to be a really cute portrait too. :-)

  5. Jack Russells are just the best, and Baxter certainly fits the bill. This will be a really great portrait when he's finished. I love it already! nancy

  6. Alright...no pressure now to do a good portrait! *lol* I think I'm up to it though. You know...it's a wonder I was never owned by a Jack Russell. Oh well, there's still time... ;-)

  7. Oooooh! I love it so far =) and I can't wait to see the final product!
    He looks like a darling ^^

  8. You are off to a great start! And yes JRT's are so full of character.