English pointer in a golden meadow overlooking a vast landscape with a river, crows flying overhead. The client wanted a tribute painting of her beloved Pointer, Blue. I met Blue when she was an elder dog, and I did not think she was going to be with us much longer. She did live for several more years, but I wanted to portray her in my version of dog paradise beyond this mortal plane. I felt that this client must love her dog more than anyone has ever loved a dog- it was such a palpable love. I wanted the client to be able to look at this painting and feel that her dog was peaceful and well, even if Blue might no longer be here in the flesh.