Meet Tess. A winner in the Zoetis Pet Photo Contest. One of the fastest dogs as well as paintings I’ve done. What made this painting go so quickly? First off, the fur. Short hair animals are a tad harder to paint. Tess on the other hand had long coarse hair which made it easy to mimic the fur and follow the structure of the animal. Secondly, the pose was awesome. Isolated against a grassy field made it easy to see and draw Tess. Lastly, the color of Tess is easy to mimic and match. Earth tones mixed with that pop of blue on the race vest made for a pretty cool composition and painting.