I took this photo last Fall when visiting Central Park. I had never seen the Bethesda Fountain and I gasped when I saw this lovely 26’ tall fountain.
One of the largest fountains in New York City this neoclassical statue named Angel of the Waters was designed by Emma Stebbins and was dedicated in 1873 as part of the original design of the park. She was the first woman to receive a major commission for a major work in the city. http://www.centralpark.com/guide/attractions/bethesda-terrace/bethesda-fountain.html
Here we have mom Peanut, daughter Hanna and dad Bean. These dachshunds were a joy to paint, although at first it was a challenge because I wasn’t able to have a single photograph with all three dogs in the best pose. I took three separate photos and combined them to achieve this lovely look. I wanted to place Bean on the ‘outside’ of his family as the protector, and Hanna surrounded by her parents. My clients were delighted with this special portrait.