Neal Jackson and Dakota

Neal's wife, Sandra, heard about my portrait series, "For the Love of Dogs," and asked I would like to paint Neal and Dakota. The timing coincided with Christmas, and she thought this would make a great gift for Neal. For this composition, I used photographs I took of Neal, along with others Sandra had which described the Fall foliage more completely on the river. They both loved the composition, and Dakota's alert look, as if she just heard something nearby that she wanted to go investigate.