I am not a big fan of portraits. Basically, because I find them too subjective and formal, and the composition uninteresting. Occasionally I come across a portrait that is interesting and unique. I have even been commissioned to draw or paint pet portraits. I am always on the lookout for examples of art that can demonstrate good composition to my students. Recently, I came across this watercolor and I absolutely love it. I like the fact that it is not a typical portrait. I love the informal setting and that it is painted in non-local colors (Local color is the color that the subject actually is.). The personalities of the dogs really shine through. It is a work of art that can be appreciated by many and not just by the owners of the dogs. I wish I had painted that!