Large mixed breed dog on couch in front of window with mountain background, fire burning in fireplace. Willy was commissioned as a gift for friends who had lost their beloved, gigantic, mutt. I never met Willy but was told that he was HUGE. I painted him several times before I got the scale I wanted, his body dominating the room. The client requested that he be on the couch at the cabin in Index, Washington, and sent me photos of the cabin and surrounding area from which I created the setting (as well as photos of Willy). The mountain in the background is Mt. Index and the teapot and photos on the wall are of significance to the recipients of the painting, but of most significance, is Willy.