Finished Portrait of Tinker, the Maltese


Tinker the Maltese, 8″ x 10″ acrylic by Hope Lane

I painted this portrait of Tinker after a rather long break from painting. We renovated our new home this year, and for several months, we became nomads living in several temporary locations. As you can imagine this put something of a crimp in my painting.

As always when I start back to work from a break, I worry that I’ve gotten rusty. I’m not sure how other artists feel–but somehow I never quite take my ability as a given. I’m always a little surprised and grateful when a painting turns out well. Happily this particular painting went so smoothly that I actually forgot to take progress photos. So here is the finished portrait.