Cavalier King Charles Spaniel art; because they're SOOOO adorable!
Classically elegant anthropomorphic animal art to enhance your décor
This Cavalier King Charles print comes in small to large sizes, and canvas prints as well as paper prints. If you’re new to dogs-in-clothes art, check out my shop to find other fine examples of anthropomorphic animal art. If you’re like me, you find that word easy to trip over.
It’s about the human tendency to attribute human characteristics or behavior to a god, animal, or object. I think this tendency is all about how much we love or feel close to the things or beings we anthropomorphize, and that’s why it’s such a common way we think about our companion animals; it’s all about the love. So, invite you to embrace that practice with me! The subjects of historical human portraits were all important in some way. In my historically-styled portraits, my goal is to show the dignity and importance of my subjects too. Because, deep in my heart, I feel that all animals are as worthy of respect and honoring as humans are.
Sweet little Tara is dressed up in a lovely red dress and purple shawl; bold colors for this adorable Cavalier King Charles Spaniel! But she wears it well, and as you can see, she is was proud and dignified when she sat for her portrait…..
… but not really! I never make animals dress in clothes when I paint their portraits, and they only have to sit still for the briefest amount of time while their person snaps a photo of their face. I use those photos to recreate each animal’s likeness, and then I take inspiration from historical portraiture for the rest of the composition. All put together, it looks like they posed while an artist painted them, just as portraits have been created for hundreds of years.
The making of Tara's portrait...
It always helps to have a good photo of my subjects. This is a really cute photo of Tara. We landed on this lovely portrait of Countess Anne Marie Louise Thélusson painted in 1790 by Jacques Louis David. A sketch followed, and then the painting.
I use a print company to produce my canvas prints and my large prints. I produce my own small prints and ship them from here. My assistant, Bogus Bunsen Bean, is an excellent helper when it comes to packaging. It’s a lot like Santa’s workshop here all year round.