The dog seemed so happy walking along the woman. What struck me was that he kept his owner's pace and did not once, that I could see, stop sniffing or pull the leash into another direction - that's a dream doggie for exercise walking.
I just love the figure in a landscape painting because it brings a closer connection to the viewer. I also like how I can manipulate the feeling of space by the size of the figure.
In case you are wondering, all my outdoor paintings are done on site, not from photographs.