I think my favourite subject to paint is still dogs.
I love dogs. I love all animals, but especially dogs. There is something so special and wholesome about them especially when treated properly. Their inherent goodness comes through when you are good to them and even when badly treated, like the dogs at DARG, they are still so forgiving. And I believe the same is true for an organisation in America, the Port Jervis/Deer Park Humane Society who sent an appeal through the Art for Shelter Animals blog for artists to paint portraits of their shelter animals to help raise funds. This link is to Sheila Tajima's blog, and Carrie Jacobson who also plays a major role. Please have a look - maybe there's a face there that you'll want to paint.
I did a portrait of Cocoa - the chocolatey/reddy brown coat was a definite appeal, plus that gorgeous face! Even Pit Bulls are special. Ask Cocoa!
and some time ago, I did this small one for DARG. This is Tammy who was abandoned by her owner, but fortunately has recently been adopted! Bless you Tammy, enjoy your new home.