A year or so ago, I painted an adorable Westie with a butterfly on his nose. I had an itch to recreate that design with another dog and chose the Papillon. He's a perfect fit, especially with his large ears and fur tendrils that inspired the species' name (French for "butterfly").
My Papillon is intrigued and surprised to find a beautiful monarch delicately kisses to top of his wet nose. Some friendships blossom out of the most unexpected moments of tenderness.
Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.