This is the scoundrel that perpetrated the crime.
This is a sketch of my lovely little girl, Hannah, a West Highland Terrier. She was lying beside me and just put her head on my lap and was looking up at me wondering what I was doing.
I thought it was time that I drew my dog, it didn’t seem right that a dog lover would be only drawing cats. I haven’t drawn a fluffy dog before, nor had I owned one before, had some difficulty in drawing a white dog on a white page. Next time I will try dark coloured paper to see if that makes it any easier.
Little did I know the mischief that she was about to be up too.
For the last few weeks I had been happily (if slowly) working away on my next painting. It was to be another large work and I had done the basic sketch, painted the background and was just starting to work on adding the pencil details. It was at the stage when I wasn’t sure if it was going to work as it was a painting of a Banksia somewhat fluffy, which was different from my other smooth flowers I had previously done. I was struggling with how this was going to work with the strong outlines that I been using. But the question was sorted for me.
So readers I have not posted in a while because the dog ate my painting. (I could not wait to use that line). It was my fault as I had left it on the ground for a few days and it was clearly too much temptation. A lesson learned, and I am not too upset as I had a few issues that needed to be resolved in the work, so I will just have to start again, or call it fate and begin on something new.