I have always tried to challenge myself when I paint, but my efforts pale compared to the challenges others give me. This painting of Freddy, a Bernese Mountain Dog, in the snow is the latest. It wasn't so much the dog part, it was the snow part. After much thought, I decided to paint the dog and background, then add the snow on the dog. I think it was the way to go.
8x10 oil on Raymar canvas panel
You can see more custom pet portraits in the Pet Portrait Gallery of my website, or purchase a Custom Portrait of your pet from my Etsy shop.