I'd photographed her twice for the painting and her owner kept going back to a photo taken of her as a young dog. There are times when we have to follow our hearts.
A little fun backgriund information is that Calypso had a litter of pups two years ago. Her daughter closely resembles this reference photo. Her pup, Lyric, is a mini me (ha ha). The pup was sired by my dog, Drew. It is always amazing how things happen. Back when it was first discussed for me to paint Calypso, it would have never have been on my radar that her owner would one day use my dog in her breeding program. Some things are just meant to be.