Just like life, with painting your never really know how it will turn out… especially with the intuitive painting process I use. Some paintings come together fairly fast, but not this one. For months I never knew which way this painting wanted to go – it eluded me. Then I just decided to scrap the flowers in the middle of the painting adding a big lemon yellow patch and suddenly this big playful dog came bounding into the painting. Just like life, everything was there and all I had to do was bring it into focus. I simply added an outline to his form, darkened his eyes and added a bright red tongue hanging out and he makes me laugh.