Today this scene in my bedroom...
...may have led to this sketch:
Oils are drying quite fast in this warmer weather. Overnight a thin layer dries enough to allow dry-brushing on top of it the following day.
The dog isn't mine, but a frequent visitor. We went for a walk that started out as a run, before it became clear that running with a tiny dog is not feasible. I am glad - even though I'd wanted to get sweaty and clear my head, this worked just as well; it forced me to slow down and -literally- stop and smell the roses (as well as other flowers). We also spent some time with the horses and donkeys.
And then this evening a dog appeared on my canvas. There are so many subconscious connections and associations involved in the process of creating. I didn't think of the link between the two dogs until I went through the photos I had taken.
I also realised that my breakfast of choice for the last few days seems to have informed the colours I am using:
Granted, I use berry colours a lot, anyway, and naples yellow has been a favourite for months now. But this particular combination, including the pumpkin seed colour, is probably new.