"Long Tall Sally"
Sally is the dog, at least, in my story.
Taking a closer look at the reference photos I've chosen, I notice many of them are from Annapolis, Maryland. It wasn't intentional but I do spend a lot of time there and it is a gorgeous place to photograph.
I showed this painting to some new friends and they recognized the breed of dog (I'm not knowledgeable about that kind of thing, myself) and the location of the scene... so I figure that makes this painting a success.