Australian Shepherd in the kitchen with fireplace and table top with fruit, and potted plant. I visited Tillie in her home overlooking Lake Washington. We mostly hung out in the kitchen, so that is the setting I chose for Tillie's portrait. The clients were preparing a meal, thus there is food on the counters, and there was a fireplace in the kitchen, which I thought was very cool. TIllie posed very obediently for my sketches, though she did have a moment of wanting to play with the cat, whom I was told had nothing but disdain for Tillie.