As an artist, I am always working with perspective…something that allows me to pique the interest of my viewers by creating a different view-point within my paintings.
When I created this portrait of “Junior”, a Peruvian (hence the title “Peruvian Prince”) I was captivated by the up-close perspective which accentuated his beautiful eye, dramatic mane and handsome bridle.
Junior belongs to a woman I trained with a few years ago. She is passionate about Peruvians and provides lessons for those who want to know more about this magnificent breed. I have a soft spot in my heart for him since I watched him grow from a gawky, goofy youngster to a proud, kind, noble and dependable adult.
Working with animals and art has taught me how important it is to allow for different perspectives in life. The up-close perspective teaches appreciation for details and hidden surprises. The step-back perspective allows for taking it all in and absorbing the infinite.