I've recently done another pet portrait for a family friend of Gary's - the owners have the painting and I've heard that they love it so all's good! I enjoyed painting this one as it reminded me very much of my old dog Honey who was a real character. My mum found some old photos of her which I'll try to use to make a painting - I did try painting her back then when I must have been around 15 and still have the painting now - I took a photo so you can see - you see I've never been one for detail - always a slapdash painter! This was done in gouache which is what we used in school for painting.
painted in my teenage years
And as always I've been painting birds - this was last week's challenge on Paint Colorful Birds for Fun - a bird I would love to see in real life, the fork tailed woodnymph hummingbird - quite a mouthful - the name, not the bird!
This weekend Gary and I are taking part in the Excalibur Marathon which was cancelled because of heavy snow back in March but rescheduled for this weekend - it's in aid of Claire House Children's Hospice. 26.2 miles over the Clwydian range and around 5500 ft of ascent - it's going to be a killer! Wish me luck cos I'm going to need it eeeeeeekkkkk!