This little Boston Terrier is ready to party, and he looks so distinguished in his red bow-tie.
I found his inspiring photo on the Morgue File and decided it was a good subject. I liked his determined expression and wanted to take a stab at capturing it in a painting. Many of my paintings start from photos, and they are subjects that catch my eye in some way. Most of the time, I change several things to make them a better compostition, and many times the color is adjusted. I have been experimenting with brightly colored underpaintings and find that I like the contrast, especially with simple subjects like this pup.