Sunday, 26 August 2018

26/08: What dreadful weather today

It has been as wet and gloomy (and cold) as an October day ... yesterday wasn't a lot better so the light hasn't been good enough to do much artwork.

We're travelling to Fuerte at silly hour tomorrow - leaving home at 2.30am for a 5.40am flight so have just been pottering today - cleaning the house ready for daughter's arrival and filling up the birdseed feeders etc.

This is the little dog commission I started - its around halfway done but the muzzle area needs lots of work and her chest hair/fur has to be added.  Once the base colour is down I need to go back and add fine detail and give her eyes a lovely twinkle

Its pastel on pastelmat and a little smaller than I normally do - the image is around A4 size (roughly 8" x 12") so its a challenge keeping the pastel pencils sharp enough for fine detail


  1. A beautiful portrait so far Sue! I can't wait to see him finished!!!!

  2. blagh to the early flight :/

    good job weith the fur on the little dog :)

  3. Love this little dog Sue!!!! It's coming along so beautifully!!! I can't wait to see the finished result!!!

  4. Thanks for commenting and apologies for the delay in publishing your comments.

    We were away but called home early as tragically our Daughter's long term partner collapsed and died at their home suddenly (aged 42). He leaves Daughter, Caroline, and two young girls aged 7 and 3.

    So this is the first time I've checked Blogger and I had 3 genuine comments awaiting approval (yours) and around 40 spam ones ... I don't know what the spammers feel they achieve by bombarding other peoples sites but ...



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