|oil pastel on board, 8" x 8"|
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We had a Shih Tzu puppy named Bandit who passed away years ago... this one reminds me of her. She was full of personality and loved to lick: her nose, anyone who got close enough to her squished nose, any inanimate object or piece of furniture. She was a bit of a strange girl! ;)
For a change, I used the clear Colourfix pastel primer tinted bright red-orange with some Golden fluid acrylics. It made for a bright ground, more fun and colorful than my typical terracotta primer. In the future, I'll probably try white pastel primer if I want to tint it a color, since the clear was pretty transparent when I added the acrylic. Several coats would have made the board more opaque, but I don't have the patience for more than one coat!
I have a fun picture of some cows in Vermont that will probably be next to paint. I bought some Ampersand Pastelbord in gray that I want to try out.