Okay, so this is not Scout's first pet portrait rodeo. I painted him a long time ago when I first began experimenting with pet portraits. This time I wanted to paint one with a little more attention to composition and try a new color (most of my portraits end up having green and blue backgrounds--they're kinda my favorite colors). I think the coral-y orange is a nice, bright change from my usual cool tones. Also, it seems appropriate that my own dog's portrait would coordinate with the MugStudios logo...which I just now realized.
I'm also introducing prints at MugStudios, as well as greeting cards (who doesn't want to brag about their pet EVEN MORE with personalized cards to send out to all of their friends?).