I’ve been working on two small paintings of dogs I am doing for family. I did the initial underdrawings, while listening to Lucy Worsley on Queen Caroline. She gives great podcast.

It all came back to me – making the source image, drawing a grid on the source and the canvas (in this case gessoed boards, per the recipient’s request).


Doing these small fast pieces is great practice before I launch into the 24×30” paintings. Llke warming up before I work out.


Mixed blues for the bigger painting, working title Unravel.


The theme of this still life is vision, specifically the incremental loss of it.