Yesterday I finished a commission piece - a pet portrait. Some artists 'vignette' the animal, I like to include background and the interior or exterior space if available. The photo of Shiloh had so much emotion in it. The colors I would be working with in the photo lent itself to a burgundy piece of Canson paper. The undercolor really helped the pastel come alive with the right colors. I took artistic license and made the couch a little greener than it was. Included is a close-up of Shiloh's face. She must have been a real sweetheart! Thanks for letting me paint her, Lisa.