There are many times that I struggle through a painting. I think I just lose confidence some days and criticize myself left and right. I had to call my husband up to the studio three or four times to give me his opinion on this or that on Cami. I am happy with the way she turned out and thankfully her family is too. She is painted on a 10 x 10" canvas.
Take advantage of artists having more time to do commissions with so much closed and no shows for a bit. Don't wait until two weeks before Christmas or a birthday to get your pet put on canvas.