A teaching friend of mine visited us recently from
California, and she brought along her traveling buddy, her little dog, Oreo.
He's a cutie...well-behaved and friendly with a
I decided I would forego working on portraits for a brief time
to do a painting for her of him in pastel.
It dawned on me only afterwards that this counts as a
portrait after all! I had to
consider some of the same elements as in painting a
person portrait, but obviously there were some different
considerations as well.