Maltese Day 18 of 30 Paintings In 30 Days

Maltese Day 18 Of 30 Paintings In 30 Days

Maltese Day 18 of 30 Paintings In 30 Days
Maltese 11 x 14  alcohol inks on Yupo

Maltese look like happy little dogs. Plus, any dog that you can put bows on pretty much gets a thumbs up from me. Dogs with clothes, bows, and jewelry are entertaining. I would never get a Maltese though because I can barely brush my own hair and these dogs obviously require a lot of grooming. I can barely groom Tiny-Small these days. She runs, I chase, she screams, I detangle…it’s more than enough hair for me. There is something to be said about the hairless dog. Sure, they look a little funny and are probably cold all the time, but at least you don’t have to brush them.

Maltese with Sharpie Details
Maltese with sharpie…sigh.

You know how I have written about how artists sometimes don’t know when to quit? Well, that happened to me today. I did not know when to quit. For some reason I decided to go back in and define the dog using a black Sharpie. I am blaming my bad decision on three culprits:

1. Being tired.

2. Feeling rushed.

3. Skipping lunch.

Really, this dog looks a little like a big white blobby rectangle with eyes and a mouth. I am not loving this one. Maybe I should have drawn some feet on the poor thing. I give this painting thumbs down for composition, thumbs up for color and thumb sideways for dog breed. Yep, in just one short paragraph I demoted this poor dog from thumbs up to thumbs sideways. That’s just how I roll. I mean, they are cute to look at it and all, but maybe not so fun to paint. I prefer to paint dogs with more angles…or maybe it’s just that I should have eaten lunch and I am a cranky painter who needs a snack and a nap. It’s just like preschool over here!

It’s late for painting and for blogging!

I don’t have time to chat. Gotta run! Go visit the other 30 in 30 painters before you go to bed! Or just go to bed. Who am I to boss people around on a Saturday night?

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