I took this reference photo last winter when the dogs were searching out warm patches of golden sunlight to nap in. This is Kindle, she has the ability to become so relaxed that she melts into what ever she is laying on. This morning was a dreary, rainy day and I decided to stay in the studio. While setting up my paints I ran across this reference photo and fell in love with it again. I had planned to paint it in watercolors, but opted to try oil.