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Sunday, June 27, 2010


Rescued, acrylic & pastel on Birch, approx. 11x22", 2010 $400
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From the beginning I knew that I wanted to portray this Giant in the mountains. Of course we are all familiar with the St. Bernard depicted with the barrel strapped to the collar, but did you know that the barrel is almost undeniably folklore? In fact, giving stranded Swiss mountain travelers alcohol, the barrel's legendary contents, would actually make things worse. I've never tried mountain climbing after polishing off a liter of vodka but I'm betting it's not safe. Matt Soniak writes a great essay on the origins of the barrel in this article. Enjoy - Jared


Manon Doyle said...

He is terrific Jared!! Great work!!

Manon Doyle said...

Hey, Jared!! Thanks. Loved your St. Bernard painting.
Ya... I shot those videos with a tiny Flip camera. Not the best quality but it seems to have done the job.
The dog painter is! I did lots of pet portraits. I would burn the outlines and poem with a wood burner on birch and then I painted it all with acrylics.
Thanks for noticing!!