This morning I had five drawings lined up to practice the new style on .
Here's the first one, a chunky running puppy .
Here's the painting after I had laid all the base washes for background and pup.
I was surprised how wet the first washes were - its a long time since I used a squirrel mop brush. I had time to drive down to the local farm shop a couple of miles away and get some more food for Missy. When I came home it still wasn't completely dry!
Then came the building up of the other washes. For the pup, there were no step by step instructions, so I winged it a bit. I'm quite pleased with the result though. Here it is:
Next time I paint, I think instead of doing a small 3x4 square as this pup was, I shall paint it large - 15x11 probably. Then I can really let the paint flow!
I hope you're enjoying the journey with me :)