Lucky’s a friendly looking dog, don’t you think? Although in profile, you can feel his adoring gaze. When painting his black fur the challenge was to showcase the richness of the sleek, dark coat while maintaining the mid tones and highlights necessary to depict his lovely features.
“Lucky” 8x10” Watercolor. Private Collection (Thank you!) ©Shelly Burden 2012
    Bill’s response to his friend’s portrait? “Absolutely awesome!!!”