This latest painting is for Russ and Cheryl, my brother/sister-in-law. This is their youngest dog, Callie, a Golden Retriever. I meant to photograph my painting process but only managed to get one photo before completing it. It was so fun and went somewhat quickly that it was done before I remembered I was planning more photos. Originally I had left the exterior of the ears and fur white with the intent to put in a dark background but I just kept painting. :) I might try it again following my original plan. I did run into my usual problem when trying to paint "loose", that is that I am still timid with the amount of pigment I set down. I did have to work this piece a little more than I had wanted to because I had to darken areas. I need to work on being bolder with my color and frugal with my brushstrokes. All in all, I am pleased with the results.