Airdale sitting in an interior space before a human, of whom we only see a hand holding a coffee cup. Library shelf of books, fire in a fireplace, an open door and colorful rug are also in the painting. Deirdre was the second dog I painted for these clients, and they loved her as much as the previous dog (a Beagle- Ballard Belle). This was Deirdre's typical pose, to be staring at her humans as they enjoyed coffee or books with a fire warming the room. The human hand holding a cup and the objects in the room were requested by the clients. Even the books on the shelf had particular meaning to them. These clients came to my studio to see the painting in progress, and offered suggestions about the colors and composition during the process of creation.