Jack's family tree probably includes some Austrailian Cattle Dog and maybe even a dash of Dingo. His white coat is sprinkled with cinnaman freckles. His ultramarine blue collar and bright orange-and-blue ball add a jazzy complementary color note. After I blocked in the couch and pillows and painted Jack loosely, I worked back and forth scumbling colors into the couch and glazing Jack with purples, rusts and blue-greys. After each round of glazes, I added coats of white to keep his coat flashy. His bright golden eye is the focal point, making us wonder whom he is watching! This is another great diagonal composition the patterns and edges of the pillows lead the eye around the painting and point back to Jack's face.