These are the last 2 pet mini paintings that I have for now. I am now working on some more landscapes.
This is the second time that I painted this little cutie. My goal here was to focus on getting the subtle light changes and shape right. I love the little spot of light on her back that allows the nose to come forward. These types of lighting really capture my attention. It can be a challenge to get the value just right so that it will do what you want but it is worth the effort of practicing. I love the softness and variety of color in this too. I was interested in creating roundness with the contrast of cool and warm colors. It was good practice.
In case you cannot tell, she is facing back over her left shoulder with just a tiny bit of nose showing through all those curls.