It's not been any secret that I've had difficulty painting since we lost our precious Maltese, CiCi. I've been trying to work through this painting block by attempting to paint various Maltese dogs but have had limited success. Below are a couple of attempts:
The first painting is a watercolor which is not normally my go-to medium. This painting has lots wrong with it as you can see but did enable me to sort of break out of the painting slump.
Maltese dogs require a lot of care and grooming but are the sweetest, most cuddly and loving dog you can imagine. No, we don't plan to get another one nor do we plan to get another pet of any kind. It's just way too sad to lose them.
Below is a pastel of a cute little puppy awaiting a new home. Yes, it was tempting to make it ours but we just aren't emotionally ready.
I also got some photos of an online friend's Maltese and Morkie (Maltese and Yorkshire Terrier mix) when we had a meet-up and which I hope to paint in the near future.
I know these paintings will never take the place of C but it does help ease some of the pain and makes me feel close to her once again.