This is something I've not done before - creating a painting that should be recognisable as Tia - so no pressure then! After all, if I didn't like it I could always quietly bin it!
I decided to stick to my favourite mixed media components, and started with an outline drawing in pen. The background is created with acrylic inks dropped into wet; I used green for all Tia's walks in the glens, orange, because she has some orange tinges in her fur, and yellow, as unusually the sun shone when I visited!
I then used watercolour, coloured pencils and Neocolor II crayons for all the detail.
I sent the portrait up to the snowbound Highlands this week, and I'm so pleased my friend loves it!
My next challenge is Molly the cat ...
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.
Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.”