This painting was commissioned as a special anniversary gift and I had so much fun painting her! The client and I discussed what she wanted and set up a time for me to come photograph Abby. When I was photographing her for a reference picture, we had a comical time trying to keep her still. She is super spunky! We coaxed her to cooperate with some treats and sweet talk. She reminded me so much of my late yellow Labrador, Buffy.