I can't decide which background I like best so I'll post both, with a bit of on the creation process following the two. The snow background is more "real" because it is what we have, and had, for months! But I like "spring" about right now. And "spring" goes with "leap" ;) I'll let you all choose your favorite!
Penny is done in pen & watercolor and cut out. Here is the original and the "curly" version. There is something about the first version I like better.
I was really trying to capture the grace and bounce in Penny's leap.
She does doggie agility along with bird hunting. People who see her do both tell me how graceful and bouncy she is. I don't have a picture of her leaping an agility jump or leaping on a retrieve, but here are some "play" pictures of her. I've included one of her little sister in as well. Standard Poodles do excel in the "leap" department!!