This is a quicker painting done on the iPad using Procreate. I cropped it and brightened it a little in Photoshop.
I did this painting for my dog Sisu. He passed away a year ago. On the anniversary of the last day I had with him, I stopped at Griffith Park on my way home from work and started painting while there was a little light left in the sky. I got a rough block in done and finished it working from a photo I snapped before hiking back down. He used to come up there with me all the time. Sometimes he’d wait for me while I did little plein air sketches. He was easily one of the best friends I’ve ever had. I miss him dearly and hope he’s doing well wherever he is.