Champion Burn Baby Byrne is a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. I had never met or seen one before Byrnie. He’s a tall and agile dog with a very big head and nose. After doing a photo shoot in his backyard, we were chillin inside the house. I saw Byrnie rest his head on his leg and I took the shot. It was almost an afterthought, but it ended up being the one calling me to paint! He has the most expressive and human like eyes on a dog I have ever seen. This painting remains one of my all time favorites and I’m still amazed at how fast I made it!! I could barely do anything but paint Byrnie for one week straight. All day, and throughout most of the night, I painted. The spectacular experience left me feeling drained. I have never created a painting this size in such a short time before then or afterwards. It also seems to remain a strong favorite among collectors.