PIPER, THE PAINTING BULLDOG - “The dog rushes into the studio and won’t budge until Stone slips the handle of a freshly paint-doused brush into her mouth.”
Piper, an 8-year-old English Bulldog rescue, was adopted by artist Jessica Stone. Stone quickly discovered that Piper loves to paint. Today, Piper creates abstract paintings and sells them. A portion of the proceeds are donated to a rescue organization called the San Antonio Bulldog Rescue. Read more from foxprovidence.com:
So Piper moved in and started hanging out with Stone when she painted. But the dog didn’t just hang out; she stared.
“She basically told me she was interested in painting,” Stone said. “She gave me the idea.
“I know that sounds crazy, but it’s true, by the way she behaved every time I would paint. She gets upset if I paint and I don’t let her paint.”
So Stone did let her paint, or rather, helped her paint.
“I’ve always been honest,” she said, “about the fact that she chews on the brush and I hold the paper and I change her colors, but good luck trying to get your dog to do it.”
Curmudgeons who are skeptical about whether such procedures amount to “painting,” barely rate a shrug from Stone.
“If people are skeptical,” she said, “well then it’s their loss because they’re missing out on a beautiful thing.”
Piper has only one eye and suffers from some other medical issues. However, despite her problems, Piper loves painting. Now, her artwork will help raise funds for other rescue dogs. Click here for the full story. Also, click here for Piper’s official website and click here to learn more about San Antonio Bulldog Rescue. (photos by Jessica Stone)