I really enjoy painting dogs. They are so connected to us and are such fabulous friends. JoAnn asked me to paint Skye as a surprise for her son and his wife for Christmas. I was not able to meet or photograph Skye as they live in Texas. JoAnn’s husband took this photo and I knew when I saw it that it had a wonderful element with such a darling pose. I could see his sweet expression and knew that  unexpected color was called for in this painting. I hope they like my artistic interpretation of Skye, their 9 year old Weimaraner dog.