Black cocker spaniel on a yellow rug in a blue room. Bart was one of my earliest portraits. He was a mature dog by then, but still full of energy and eager to play, though he did need rest periods so I was able to sketch him while he rested. I wanted to use bright yellow, so I placed him on a rug. The blue just seemed like the best backdrop as a complement to the yellow, and it makes the yellow pop out. With Bart on the yellow, then Bart pops out too. And very soon he's ready to pop up and chase the ball again.