I previously identified this pup as belonging to my son’s college friend, but I was wrong. This is Bess who belongs to an old HS friend. Bess was a particular challenge because the photo was not in sharp focus and she is an all black dog, but I just loved the pose too much not to give it a try. I have come to accept that the black dogs I paint will actually be blue or purple dogs. Would love to hear from others who have had success painting black dogs, there are a few more in my thirty-day lineup!