Cali is a Plott hound with a beautiful brindle coat. This is a recently completed pet portrait (watercolor) for a client who wanted a surprise birthday gift for someone special. Below, I also depicted Cali on the beach.
I envisioned “Chix & Suds” based on a backyard I saw in the town of New Plymouth, The Bahamas, last spring. This value sketch led to the painting below. The colors were interpreted and chickens added according to my imagination and design, yet the painting is pretty true to what I saw, which seemed an ideal scene to paint.