As I go through images to find Christmas paintings, I realize they are mostly from the year 2009 and mostly dog paintings. The Saluki painting was a little larger than most but still small at 12x9 inches. Upon completion, the painting sold quickly to help a Saluki rescue organization located in California. I had secretly hoped this one would not sell as I would have liked this painting for myself. This was one of my earlier ones in watercolor wash and ink line with a touch of gold paint on the collar. I like the looseness, the spontaneity of this Saluki painting. I seem to find that fluidity more easily when I paint with abandon (for myself).