I put the finishing touches on this painting and signed it! I'm always very particular when I sign a painting and it usually takes me three or four times to get it just right. I had to erase this signature 4 times before I was happy with the way it looks. I also had to touch up the hand a bit even after I signed it. I guess the work never ends. I read that Bouguereau would continue to work on a painting even after it was framed!
I'll let this dry now before I varnish it. I have some commissions to work and I want to start another dog painting for the upcoming show at the Ridgewood Art Institute.