at the special request of Tommie, I carried on with his portrait and tidied it up a little - the light wasn't too good for photographing it unfortunately
Whilst the pastels were out, I decided to re-work/finish a small pastel I completed a couple of months ago for fun .... again it hasn't photographed particularly well tonight ... but I have a few small pics like this so think I may just take a selection of them, together with the big framed pictures for the SOFA assessment panel in August
I haven't properly sorted through all the photos I took at the dogshow last weekend but had to post this one. This poodle was going to great lengths to get her Mum's attention. She didn't like Mum looking at the dogs in the judging ring - and spent ages standing up like this demanding cuddles and blocking Mum's view (bless)
Sadly, one of my double human portraits has fallen through today. I received the reference photo today and just knew I wouldn't be able to work from it. I felt terrible explaining to my client that I would have to turn the work down but I just couldn't see enough detail. The portrait was intended as a surprise present for a 50th birthday end August so hope she can think of an alternative gift in good time.
Anyway, we're off tonight to join in the festivities at Tankerton slopes/on the beach. There will be a big bonfire and party atmosphere. Its within easy walking distance so no problems if we watch some of the fun from the terrace at the local hostelry :o) This marks the official end of the annual Whitstable Oyster Festival although there will be more minor events going on throughout next week and then our local carnival/regatta starts .... no shortage of things going on here in the Summer months!