When first asked to do this commission, I wasn't particularly excited by it only because the dark smooth dog was going to be a challenge. Ultimately I think that dog in particular, surrounded by all that pattern of the fabric and the fluffy dog is what made it interesting.
Please contact me if you would like to commission a painting of your pet.
I recently use my neighbor as a model for a workshop that was held in my back yard. She was a last minute recruit and a first time model, but I have to say she was as good as any of the pros I've used in the past. Thanks Saige!