Jack Yawning~Our Sweet Baby Boy

596 Jack yawning 2014Jack, acrylic on gessobord, 5″ x 5″,  April, 2014. (reference photo, June, 2012)

Jack is a fantastic model in countless ways.  For one, he lets me look in his mouth to see his teeth, gums and anything else I wish to see for any length of time (while painting, of course).  Jack’s teeth have all come in and his fur has grown since I took the photo used for reference, one of Pyar’s all time favorite photographs.  We had Jack about a month and on this day, we were having a turtle adventure – the one where Jack finds a turtle and puts his nose on the turtle’s back and then looks at me to bark and tell me about the turtle.  It was one of his best games on our hike across country.  Turtles seem to wear him out.