Well, I have been painting & taking photos of family border collie pets the last few years. I've long admired the breed for their intelligence, beauty, and expressive personalities. It's not surprising that when I spotted one in a local SPCA shelter I couldn't resist & had to go get her. This is Lissie, full of joy. She makes my heart smile, finds funny things to do, is a sweet, gentle lassie, a new member of our home. She was shy the first few days & then figured out she was going to stay and has been full of energy & on the go since. I digitally painted this using a Wacom tablet & wireless stylus pen, using Corel's Painter X art software. It's not a photo manipulation. I drew her, painted her. etc. This time I played with a few brighter colors for the grasses to put a little more playfulness into the over all mood of the work.