Here’s a pet portrait I just did that is very personal to me. This is my little girl, Sweetie. I lost Sweetie last October after 11 years together. I found her during a bike ride. She had been abandoned out in the country. She was almost starved, and sick with parasites. We nursed her back to health, and she was my constant companion. I was finally able to do her portrait, which now hangs in my dining room, along with my other friend, Buddy, whom I lost almost three years ago. I miss them so much, but the paintings keep them fresh in my memory.