On the Drawing Board: Leashes and clothes optional

My next work features two of my favorite beings on Earth, my hubby and my puppy. I'm using a photo I took last summer when we took Huxley to one of Vermont's fabled swimming holes. 

Even when I'm painting from a photo I took, I still make a few changes and take a few liberties. First of all, it's a combo of two pics taken a few seconds apart so I could have both in their best positions. And secondly my husby didn't have the beard at the time. Finally, things like leashes and swim trunks often just have to go.