This is Jake, when he is not busy being astoundingly adorable, he is looking for some stick throwing action from his family. Who could resist those sweet eyes? Jake is new to Ardsley, so if you happen to see him around, toss a stick his way, and say hello to his wonderful people, Jackie, Brett, and Rafi.
The final portrait. 8"x8". I knew Cuba made excellent cigars, but who knew they were capable of creating this much cuteness in one little dog.
Jake, out for a walk. What are his eyes telling you?
Here's Jake in his winter coat. Havanese, according to the AKC, are outgoing, funny and intelligent. Well you can see that just by looking at Jake.
The initial sketch. His eyes were telling me, "Throw the stick, please! Throw the stick! Stick!". So I made sure he had plenty of sticks in the background. I'm only guessing that Jake is as good at returning the sticks as he is at running them down.
Yikes, the ugly phase! It has to be done.
I wish he could stay here on my foyer table, but he is due to head home soon. "Sit Jake, stay!" He is very well behaved.
I'm Laura Reed, a long time painter and animal lover, this is my blog about beasts, painting, and whatnot.
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