This is Mali. She is a recent commission from a lady who wanted to give Mali's owner, her sister, a special gift for Christmas. Mali has passed on to the 'Rainbow Bridge" this year. I very much enjoyed painting this beautiful pup and had real a sense of her spirit as we worked. She was most likely a gentle sweet girl, I believe. When doing a dog commission, I like to paint the eyes first.
This way, Mali could participate in the process and keep me company as we worked.
I love my job. :)
This is watercolour on Arches 300lb. CP paper. 19" X 27".