I do from time to time do commission pieces for clients, many of them are of their pets. One of these I truly enjoyed doing this year was of a dog named Kona. When the client approached me it was via my website and we communicated back and forth about a surprise Christmas present he wanted for his girlfriend, a portrait of her dog. The images he sent me were not the greatest, quite distant and every one showed the dog in a different light hence creating literally a different dog in each one. I finally chose the one below as I felt it was the best composition and gave me the most to work with. Kona is mostly black with some brindle and she is just a beautiful dog. I love dogs, can you tell?? Anyway, now that Christmas is over and she opened her present I can now post the results. By the way, I received a lovely thank you from the recipient telling me what a wonderful surprise it was for her to receive this.