This is Normy's portrait. He lives in the nearby hills and is very well looked after by his owner, my friend Janet. I painted Normy from a picture she gave me and used the chiaroscuro technique to create a sense of drama and the illusion of volume. I wanted to engage the viewers....Normy seems very friendly and looks cute, but he is a bull, therefore not your average pet. Anyway, I have enjoyed doing this painting a lot.