At last I've covered the whole canvas – but there's still a whole lot of refining to do! I'm really pleased with the way this one has come out – which is rare for me. Because I only had an old print of Mitch the springer, I had to paint him loosely - so the whole painting has to be loose – something I'm always trying to achieve. I've got to resolve not to start using smaller brushes and putting in too much detail now!
Happy New Year everyone! (although I think I'm saying this to thin air as I don't think I have any followers yet!!) I am resolved this year to work on my painting as hard as I can and spend as much time doing it as possible. I'm starting the new year with a new project - which is to paint these two fellows for some friends of mine. Mitch, the springer spaniel on the left, is sadly not with us any more and I have some old photos of him which I am trying to combine with recent photos of Dexter, on the right. It could be a bit of a challenge!