16" x 12"
Pastel on canvas
Now for something completely different.  I was commissioned to paint this dog for a friend as a surprise for his wife's Bat Mitzvah. Because I have a dog similar to this, I accepted the challenge. I knew that my squiggly marks would make Bosco come to life nicely. I made a couple of tiny changes, like white dots in the eyes, after this photo was taken, but the client and his children loved what they got.  

I shy away from painting specifics — like pet and people portraits. A sixteenth of an inch mistake can  turn Bosco into Bella. Roses and peonies don't get offended if their petals are a wee bit askance.