When we arrived at the auditions, I spent a little time warming Clifford up. He was acting like he didn't really feel like painting. I urged him to find his muse.
I decided to put him to work, making him concentrate on other things besides his art. We did some walking in the parking lot and even some longeing.
He was earning some clicks and apples but his efforts were pretty half-hearted.
He just wasn't into his tricks like he normally is. I was a little worried that he might not paint at all.
We had set up the table with Dave's portrait in a frame. When the crew started filming, Clifford marched right over to the table with me, grabbed the sponges and did a quick painting of Dave.