I've been on a Maltese dog painting jag for quite a while now and while I have other paintings either in progress or waiting to be done, I don't see any signs of me wanting to paint anything else for the foreseeable future.
This painting is a watermedia painting which in this case simply means that I used both watercolor and gouache to paint it. I guess it could rightly be called a watercolor painting but most people associate the term "watercolor" with transparent watercolor while gouache is still watercolor but is completely opaque.
Anyway, I belong to an online dog group and used parts of the various Maltese photos posted there to come up with this dog. It is mainly from the photos I took at the meet-up with another member who lives in Raleigh though. It's also a bit fantasized (is that a word?) or cartoonized (I'm pretty sure that one definitely isn't a real word!) as I wanted to use it for our Christmas cards and didn't want anything too realistic.
Enough with the explaining - here it is: