This is an original, hand-signed 16x20" piece created using graphite pencils.
The 100% cotton Aquarelle / ARCHES® cold press paper has a beautiful, thick textured surface that really makes this piece unique.
It's interesting how the curvature of our hands fit seamlessly along the sides of a dogs' face.
I've imagined this piece ever since I began volunteering at the local dog shelter a few years ago.
It's an indescribable feeling when a dog you've never encountered before makes eye contact and allows you to place your hands on its face in this manner. It's as if all of the noise and stressful environment within those walls are tamed by a moment of trust and stillness.