As I think about the title to this piece, it has a couple meanings. The English setters are obviously working as a team, but the painting is also a team effort. It was commissioned by the dogs' owner. He wanted a piece with both dogs in the midwest setting in which he and they hunt. I wanted some time with the dogs and a number of reference shots from which to work. The owner brought the dogs up to my house and after an hour or so, I had taken more than 420 photos. With free rein to play with composition and concept, I was able to let my imagination work through numerous possibilites to capture these two male setters. The owner was quite pleased with the result, a painting of true Teamwork.