Tag Archives: Forever Pet Portraits

Sky Bear Painted Cow Skull

2013 Sacred Sky Bear (8) finished (600x800)

In many native cultures, the bear is among the most sacred of animals.  Not only are bear strong and powerful, but they are gentle mothers and thoughtful souls.

The Great Bear is not only sacred to Native Americans, but to all of mankind.  That respect is represented in the naming of the constellation Ursa Major – the Great Bear.

The claw in the center of my painting is replicated from a cast of a grizzly paw that hangs on my wall.  The original imprint was taken by Chuck Jonkel, one of the most pre-eminent bear biologists in the US and an old friend and ally from our years in the Montana Rockies.

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Rudy – Graphite Portrait

Rudy - Copyright 2011 Jill Henderson

Wow!  I love it!  What a great job! He looks so sweet!

Milo – Pastel Portrait

Milo - Copyright Jill HendersonDear Jill,  I wanted to let you know we got Milo’s picture.  It’s fantastic.  You really captured his spirit in his eyes and his smile is perfect.  Thanks so much for the effort you put into it.

Ali – Pastel Portrait

Ali - Copyright Jill HendersonDear Jill…. Ali made my wife cry.   You really captured [his] essence.

Bucky – Pastel Portrait

Bucky - Copyright Jill HendersonDear Jill,  I received the pastels today.  They were awesome! 

Parker – Pastel Portrait

Parker - Copyright Jill HendersonDear Jill… you really captured Parker’s “pout” expression!  Thanks!
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