A Painting by Eric & Ian Herrmann A new Father and Son project!
It all started with a cute portrait of my Doberman C4, done for my
mother. Having been very pleased with the piece, my father and I decided
to take it a step further. Why should our dog be painted as an innocent
pup when he is much more then that? We had two giclees made (Prints on
Canvas) and are now painting in the different personalities of our
trouble making K9....
I started painting on my version of C4 at Sturgis this year. Over my many years at Sturgis I've noticed how aggressive the "Authorities" have gotten and decided to place my dog in those uncompromising situations. I made him a biker, of course.
I'm C4, a Doberman. I may look different than other dogs, but I try to lead a good life. I'm in my 50's now, but can still hold my own. As you can tell by my ink, I love my family and country. I served the USA as an Army Ranger, Volunteer Fire & Rescue dog, and lost my dad in 911. I've got a great gal named Liberty, a Black Lab, shiniest coat you've ever seen. My Human's a Biker and Racer and I grew up at Tracks and Events all across the country. This was my first year going to Sturgis. Very exciting!
My Human decides to go for a ride and leaves me to watch the
trailer. I know, that's my job, but it was Sturgis. I just got there. I
had to get out and see the sights, sniff some butts, tell some tales. I
take off and head for 'Main Street', whatever that is. I could hear the
sounds and smell some kind of Sausage in the air. This would be easy to
find. I'm about two blocks away and I think I spot my Human's Flamed
Bagger. I take off and try to catch him. Well the bladder isn't what it
used to be so I pull over at a prime Fire Hydrant to tap one. This car
with flashing lights pulls up and Humans with guns and sticks jump out
and start charging me. Not one to back down, I held my ground for a
while. They just kept coming, out of the bushes, on bicycles, so I
decided to bolt. I've always been an agile runner with a top speed of 32
mph, so I hoofed it out of there. Through a yard, over a fence, across a
street and down the alley, I was dodging people and bikes everywhere. I
was feeling like I was 20 again! Man this Sturgis place was pretty
cool. Wham, I hit a wall. Boxed in they finally took me down. Hog tied
me with wire ties. So here I sit, lots of time to write. I heard my
Human's voice so I'll probably be out soon. Don't know how happy he's
going to be! I still don't know what I did wrong. This Sturgis place
still looks pretty cool, even with all the challenges. I hope I can make
it back again. I'll try to run through those Creeks and Canyons next
year. Maybe check out the races or enter in that Hill Climb deal. First
trip to Sturgis, memorable, but I'll be back.
The original 'Felon' painting is available for $6000.00 and measures 24" x 36". Two different size Giclee' prints on Canvas are also available.
Ian Herrmann, 22 year old son of Motorsport artist Eric Herrmann is currently working on his version of Secret Service C4. Ian's artwork is as diverse as his father's and is currently accepting animal portraits to support his art habit. His work can be found on Facebook at Ian Herrmann or he can be reached through www.EricHerrmannStudios.com
Look for the continuing series of C4 paintings arising from this father and son duel!