Until now, this blog has been concerned with my watercolor bird and botanical art, but now I'd like to show an example of my work in portraits. I have just finished this colored pencil drawing of a wheaten terrier (called "Reilly", by the way). I worked from the customer's photos, which is the usual situation. She e-mailed me four images, and told me which was her favorite. Since that particular image was somewhat out of focus, the other images helped to fill in the blanks, so to speak. Using a combination of the images provided, I was able to create a completed portrait of Reilly showing him looking his best. The customer was delighted, I might add.