Latest two commissions have been approved so I'm just tidying them up, signing them and mount/matting them ready for despatch.
The lovely spaniel - pastels on light grey pastelmat 16" x 12"
Little lad - Christmas present for his granny. Graphite pencil on Mellotex A4 Size
So these, together with the little girl in pastel recently finished will all be with the clients by the middle of the week.
My plan now is to spend the afternoon thoroughly cleaning my studio. Everything seems to be covered in pastel dust and feels yukky. I will be starting another horse commission next and although it will also be in pastels I want to get cleaned up .... before adding a new layer of pastel dust.!! After that it will be back to graphite which is far cleaner to work with.
My Picasa picture resizing regime is going well. Another hour on it this morning and usage has gone down to 84.5% .... so worthwhile doing as their charge to increase capacity is $2.50 a month which soon mounts up when you're a 'starving artist' LOL
In the meantime, I'm keeping my eyes on the bird food/feeders. One of the new ones has disappeared from the tree and we can't find it in the garden anywhere. My money is on the squirrel having stolen it but unless I can catch him in the act ..... can't think that any of the birds would be strong enough to take the entire thing - except the seagulls and it isn't 'their kind of food' . I'd really like to get a garden camcorder set up - maybe a project for next year!