This little guy, McDuff, is quite a character. Fearless and spunky, Duff is the master of his household. During "Ice Storm '08" when I was displaced from my house for several days, McDuff and I shared some quality time together. When I looked down on him standing on this colorful rug, I knew it would make a cool painting. The rug was actually more difficult to paint than I originally thought. I started with the blocks of color but they looked much too flat. When I blended the areas together and added some contrasting colors, I was able to create a more "shaggy", realistic carpet.