Today I spent most of the day painting with Barb. Last year She took a workshop using a very different technique of applying crazy colors to a very wet paper, letting it run, then dry, and then doing the painting. This is known as glazing, . The crazy colors are suppose to show through - kind of a base. I decided to use the technique today. Although I have tried it before, I do not have it down yet. As I have said before, I like to take useful elements from workshops and then apply them to my style. Do I have a style? Anyway, I probably should have covered more of the first layer - crazy color, but I couldn't do it. The painting is from a photo taken in Stonehaven, Scotland. The photo is rather dull and did not capture the beauty of the village. Using the crazy color technique was a way of brightening things. I'm not saying that I like my finished work and that it doesn't need improvement - it does, but it was interesting to try something different.
Zoe is still hanging in there. She can hobble around, but her leg is not good. You can see the lump on it - that is the tumor. You can also see that Zoe likes being in the house - on my couch. I just don't have the heart to leave her out in the heat. And the couch, well, I'm a softie. I want her to be comfortable. This whole thing is breaking my heart.