Painting the little Frenchie, Gwen and her chicken friends was challenging and a joy. This one was commissioned by a friend for her husband for Christmas. Gwen is such a special treasure to her owners. As I painted I wondered what Gwen must think of her new friends that have taken part ownership in her backyard. She seems to be telling them, "I still rule the roost", and even though she is sharing part of her place, she knows she is the favored one.