Pitbull Terrier sitting in front of a US mailbox in a street scene with stop sign and yellow wall. Dezi was the dog of a friend of mine. He was completely gentle with humans, but maybe not so reliably sweet with other dogs. He went after my Beagle once, but stopped immediately when I yelled. He meant to please, that was always clear. I was taking care of him once when my friend was out of town, and I decided to paint his portrait in a street scene from my neighborhood. Yellow is a difficult color for me, so I'm always pleased when I use yellow and it actually works.