It began with eggs.
Specifically, our friend Nancy calling to see if I wanted some. I said 'Sure', so she said come over and get them but I'll be gone and could you please let the dog out?
Well, Noelle and Bella are the best of buddies in a 'tear around the garden and get as dirty as possible' kind of way.....so, sure, I could do that.
As they were enjoying themselves and the dirt I decided to do a painting, and here are the progression photos. It's on Arches Oil Paper taped to a board. I've been experimenting with some different blues and used them on this piece.
The subject plant and basket was just a source for inspiration so you'll see lots of differences if you are looking for a photographic likeness. However, if you are instead looking for a painting, this is what it made me do.
I hope to get a better photo later.
Here is the source:
No pre-drawing on this one, just color block-in from the start:
That one spot available for the Italy trip is still hanging open....hint, hint....