Black Lab with a stick on a beach, yellow sky and mountains in the background. This painting was commissioned by a family as a gift for the father. Jackson was his dog. Originally there were to be two dogs in the painting, Jackson and his buddy MacCallan, a chocolate Lab. Once I painted Jackson, I felt that Mac didn't work in the composition, so I gave Mac his own smaller painting. When the recipient came to my studio to see the painting for the first time, he was quite pleased with it. He said "There are black Labs and there are black Labs, but THIS is Jackson!"