I wanted to show a step by step of how I painted
the postcard for the latest installment of Hoardica's travels.
I traced a photo (because I do not have the luxury of time)
and transfered the drawing onto a vintage newspaper want ad I glued down on cardboard with Mod Podge. I blocked in the large white areas with gesso.
Then manic inspiration possessed me
and I had completed the painting with black guache
(refined version of poster paint),
more gesso and a little graphite pencil for details;
forgetting to stop and photograph my progress.
(It felt good to know that I could still paint,
since I don't use those skills much.)
Still, you can see that I painted right on top of newsprint,
allowing some of it to show through for the color of the collar
and the dog's "eyebrows".
Now go visit Hoardica to see what this little guy has to do with mice and Wales.