I've been a bit of a wreck this week as I prepare the final details for the Green Fair on Sunday. My practice table looks really bare at the moment, but I know how I want it to look for the show, and I'm nearly finished with some last minute pieces, so that should help. Taking pictures of the table at various stages helps with the final planning, I find.
During a break from work, I made this delicious raw, vegan chocolate cheesecake. The base is made from chopped soaked nuts and dates and the top is, wait for it...... Avocado and cacao powder with a little syrup or honey for sweetness! It's amazingly delicious and so healthy especially served with some chopped strawberries :D
Back to the painting, a few miniatures painted on the applewood slices that I prepared months ago.
A much larger piece now. This is Dipstick, a Jack Russell terrier that belongs to my dear friend the Woodelf. Dipstick is getting on a bit in years and can be a bit cranky sometimes, but she's mostly a little poppet :D This was the halfway mark, with all the underpainting completed.
And this is the almost finished piece, just some final fiddling and maybe a bit of glazing. I have to say I'm very pleased with this one and especially love the abstract background, which is a technique I feel very comfortable with.
Today I have some more miniatures to paint, some hawthorn I picked up on my walk with the dog, and then maybe another large painting for the show!!!
(As I'm typing, I have Cotton purring on my lap and Piper is biting the poor, worn out dog's feet! He's gone off her I think!)