The picture above was the final commission that I completed before the Christmas holiday. I needed to combine three compositions into an 11x14" image area. I combined the reference photos in Adobe Photoshop and drew the picture in pastel pencil. I love how the light reflects off of the children and puppies. Although the background is simplified, it seems that the subjects are drenched in sunlight. All in all, it's a bright, cheery picture. A welcome change from the grey weather in central New York!