I try to avoid portraits with multiple dogs because you will always prefer one over the other. The description that came with the reference photos was that one dog was serious and the other goofy. I was very happy with the serious dog but the goofy one…. well he is just goofy. Fortunately the person who commissioned the painting said that the white dog was spot on. It is always easier you can meet the dogs in person.
This past summer I was fortunate to attend a workshop with Colley Whisson at the Landgrove Inn in Landgrove, VT. Colley is an Australian artist