Saturday, 2 January 2016


I save things that I want to paint or make; creative dreams and wishes. This image really struck me, it was a video of a dog adrift on an iceberg, that thankfully was rescued.
Not the happiest of pictures but it has made me happy to, at last, do a tiny painting of this wonderful patient, trusting dog, my first picture of the year.

I have painted it with watercolour, I have many palettes of watercolour some high quality and some very, very low quality, but they all have their place and their own characteristics. These are cheap but not nasty I like the grainy quality it reminds me of the reticulations in the washes that you get when working on lithography stones.


  1. sweet and stoic, thank you for this and for all the lovely posts.

    1. Perfect word stoic :-D Thank You Diana.