EVERY PORTRAIT I paint begins with one of your special photographs. I especially like the ones that are spontaneous and have interesting subjects and atmosphere. The look in Buster's eyes is priceless, and Moonpie couldn't have positioned herself better amidst the ivy. Action photos, like Janet's snake make beautiful color studies, even when your 'pet' isn't as domesticated as you'd like. Check back in soon to see the progress of this new group of pet paintings. I always enjoy sharing the process along the way. Happy new year!