This past fall, I also had the pleasure of painting Molly for Jennifer from Virginia. Intended as a Christmas gift for their mom from her and her brother, this thoughtful gift was a big success.
A difficult dog to photograph because of her dark colour (unless you happen to be a professional), there was a limited amount of useable reference photos available.
Layers of black and white hair in various lengths make up Molly's fluffy coat. Her darling over-the-shoulder head tilt combined with her large eyes and button nose make this portrait all the more endearing. No doubt it will be treasured for many years to come.