One of the blogs I follow is Mighty Fine Art.
Peter Williams, the artist whose blog it is, made a very kind offer on Boxing Day, that I -or anyone else- could use his photos as reference for their own paintings.
That is such a generous offer, I have taken him up on it - and am using one of his photos for my latest painting.
I have a great love of dogs, so the photo I'm using as a reference is one of Peter's own dog Murphy, on the snowy beach.
To see Peter's blog click here
Click on " Mighty Fine Art " to see the website
and here is stage 1 of "Waiting for the Call"