Here's the rejected painting of Scooter (the friend's dad's dog). I wanted to paint this one on a board. The board has two sides, though- smooth and rough- and, because I'm not experienced enough with all the different painting surfaces, I decided to paint the same painting on the two different textures and then decide which one was better. I really like the contemporary feel of the smooth side, but for this particular painting, the rough texture really added to the fluffy feel of the dog. Anyhow, this one's still cute, just a bit different than the finished product.