Jacob, portrait of a Capuchine pigeon. Deep shadows and crisp highlights bring out depth and personality in this traditional portrait.
Jacob is at least 23 years old, and is living in comfortable retirement with his (much younger) mate Hester after being taken in by Palomacy Pigeon and Dove Adoptions. He has posed for multiple paintings, and is a very charismatic bird.
This painting was exhibited at the American Pigeon Museum & Library.
SIZE: outside of frame is 10.5 x 13.5 inches oval, painting is 7 x 9 inches oval
MEDIA: acrylic painting on panel, varnished
FRAME: brass, vintage