Usually, I paint whatever I would like to paint, as the inspiration grabs me.
Sometimes though, I am asked if I would paint a particular subject that holds special memories for someone.
So the commission is born. Usually they are dogs, but not always.
Now, I love dogs, so have no problem painting them, I can still be creative.
Anything else I always ask for free rein so I can interpret and be creative.
You can see that in the boots painting which was a commission. (below)
I've also added a few dogs, for your enjoyment.