I'm a native Texan who has a wonderful, full-time career painting people's pets. This happy Labrador Retriever portrait is a fine example of my work. It is a joyful portrayal of a family's best friend, painted in the Mexican sugar skull style that is common place in Texas, the Southwest United States, California and Mexico. A starry sky, flowers, ferns and spiders add to the whimsical, heavenly image of this genial family friend. The painting is acrylic on gesso board. Edges are slightly distressed with sand paper to add character. Its purpose is to make you smile!