Painting outdoors, directly from the scene (en plein air) has its hazards. Over the years I have worried about bears (bears also love sunsets!) and I was once almost trampled by a group of deer. I was once stalked by a two-legged animal, a human weirdo! A good painting dog is a necessary companion.
- I have had more than one painting dog over the years, including the beloved Bernese Mountain Dog, Shiloh.