What type of piece is this? Painting Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. I did this painting as a commission which was a gift for the owners. From what I heard, this was an amazingly smart and obedient dog. I started with light layers of pigment and then dry brushed many layers to achieve the dog's coat of various colors. Is the piece for sale? No What are you most proud of? The likeness of the face and beautiful coat.