The boyfriend of Elizabeth commissioned me to paint this painting of a figure in landscape as her birthday gift. The peaceful setting is Emerald Bay, near South Lake Tahoe, CA. One thing the couple were not able to do for their idyllic vacation was bring her dog Slick, which she would have loved. Tommy asked me to paint Slick, an English springer spaniel, into the picture with her. How can I say no to such a sweet request?