For several years, I have painted or drawn portraits of family and friend's dogs, usually those beloved pets who have recently passed. My best friend, Bethany, lost her German Shepherd, Max, last month. I figured it was time to do a portrait of Max as a late birthday present for Bethany.
The best reference of Max was a 4X6 inch picture provided from Bethany's family, so I was unable to enlarge the painting an extensive amount (8X10). This was my first watercolor painting. Though I am a rookie, I would like to experiment with watercolor in the near future.