Come and gone. Since this photo was taken this little one grew up, grew old, and passed on. Apparently all the expression you see in this little puppy face was how she was her whole life. It's funny to paint this baby and know she already lived her life because, and I bet it's the same for most artists, when I paint animals it feels like they come alive and kind of become my little buddies during their time here in the studio as I see them evolve in the painting. There's so much feeling in this little spirit...she brought so much love, I know that from my client's description of her, and now she's back to give me a little joy as I paint her.