My dog paintings began about 6 years ago when I first created a digital pug image, working on the program Painter.
Since then, I've returned to acrylic on canvas, but that first pug is still the image on my logo. I'm often asked if I work from photos. Oh yes!
Very few humans can sit still for a portrait. Some dogs even have trouble sitting long enough for a photograph.
I frequent dog locations to take pictures of various breeds.
Pugs always accommodate. They are very good at posing.
Sadly, even these adorable dogs fall on hard times.
Below is a link to Green Mountain Pug Rescue in Vermont. Check out their website and, if you feel inclined, support their work.