One day last year, walking through San Pedro on the Costa del Sol in Spain there was a large black shiny car parked at the curb, empty except for this little dog. As I walked past she threw me a glance, but was more intent on the return of her chauffeur.
A Costa cutie complete with a bow and attitude.
I made a tiny quick sketch just to remind me of the scene. Here it is.
It was a couple of months before I got round to the finished painting. I took some photos of shiny black cars and found a little white dog who posed charmimgly.. her name was Mitzy. Quite appropriate I thought. Initially she was called Marbella Princess, but in honour of my current Florida home she is now Miami Belle.. Que chicitita! no?
"Miami Belle" watercolour on paper 30 x 22 inches