Friday, 4 August 2017

Friday update

After two weeks of struggling to get to my paints, I have finally managed :)

So, what's on my desk today?

A lot of incomplete work.  
I can't layer too much acrylic on to the slate with out it completely drying and hardening 
otherwise it lifts off the paint below.
I also get bored painting the same creatures so I thought I'd play with something different....
 
but of course, I return back to my favourite :)



Friday, 28 July 2017

Now for something quite different on my desk!

 I opened box today - a special delivery..... 
I knew what it was, but nothing prepared me for how excited I was going to be!
Squeeeeee!

Lots and lots of flyers inviting folk to our
Did I mention squeeeeeee?

No ? 
ok here goes.....
SqUeeeEeEeeeee!

Monday, 24 July 2017

Off to his new home

Just returned from the Post Office having sent 'Riley' home.
He is a shy and sensitive fellow and hopefully I have managed to capture that in his face.
The day I took these photos, the sun was shining brilliantly and it has 'flattened' out Riley's subtle coffee and cream colouring. 
I shall miss having him watch over me while I paint other dogs, but I am glad he is on his way.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Well, it was sunny a day or two ago :)

It isn't now though - 
Doesn't matter coz this fellow will always be sitting in a meadow 
bathed in sunlight..

Just waiting for him to fully harden 
then I can give him his final protective coating.
Meanwhile, 
I am sure it it time for a cup of tea before I reach for my next piece of slate :)

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

What a wet day....

All studio staff* are taking their duties seriously......
It is lashing it down outside - it is a too dark to paint by natural light 
and my 'daylight' lamp is just a bit too bright. 
Hmm, may have to resort to putting the kettle on, that usually helps :)

*I really must find a better way to stash my drying slates, 
I am sure the cats are fed up with sharing their 'nests' with them :)