20 April

When the dogs wake me up at 7 o’clock on a day when I don’t have to work it makes sense to take them for a walk and then spend an hour drawing before breakfast. I think my mind is at its best first thing in the morning so drawings seem to be more accurate. Pastel pencil this morning.

16 April

A bit of a disaster tonight. I thought I would paint Ziggi again using a wetter technique but it went wrong from the start. I put one eye in the wrong place and I couldn’t get the paint to flow properly so I ended up overworking it again. Also I am not happy with the paper I am using. I t is very old Saunders watercolour paper that I must have had for 20 years, it just sucks the water up and doesn’t let the paint move..

14 April

A change from Labradors today, this is Willow our little collie who passed away in January at the age of 16 and a quarter. I had a bit of trouble with her eyes but I think I rescued it in the end.