Ruby gets a “base coat”
When the subject matter has a furry coat, the base coat is just the beginning. I completed the small wooden disk painting and anticipate the 12×12 will be done by Friday. Completing a pet portrait on this sized canvas generally takes about 5 hours and the smaller ones about 2 hours. For the background design of a crosshatching harlequin pattern I just used a sharpie marker to fill in alternating boxes. That is the easy perk to painting on wood, mixed media is not a challenge. The big challenge is working these projects around a full time day job.