I feel like this one is painting itself. It's turning out to be half tourist painting, half dogs-playing-cards novelty.
Appropriate, as far as I'm concerned. I do think the tall thin format is working here. It actually adds a little pretty to the goofy.
The colors here all suggest themselves, it's a tried and true scheme.
But I do think I need to reference some dog photos. They are still a little awkward.
I'll be done and posting the final by the end of the week...