"Wendell" is for Richard, who commissioned the portrait as his wife's birthday present. Wendell is an English bulldog; in the portrait, he is a puppy. Richard wanted to have something of his wife's in the painting as he is "her" dog. He came up with the idea of her running shoe and its photo; I came up with the design. I think the portrait turned out rather well with a humorous narrative!
|Reference photo for "Wendell"|
|Reference photo for the running shoe|