The Wolf

I was in a dream, just before waking up, confronting a wolf.  I rarely remember the crazy adventures of my sleep, but this one stands out.  I'm guessing the wolf appeared because of what happened last night.

I spent the evening in the studio creating boxes for shipping a number of different finished pieces.  I also got ready for the next big project for a local business.  It was about 7:30 pm when I was about to start sketching out the next project when I had the flash of inspiration to spend the remainder of my evening in the studio doing something with my sister Corinne's canvas.

She painted a wolf during our family painting workshop over the Christmas holidays.  She encouraged me to repurpose the canvas, as the finished product was not something that she wanted to keep.  I took her up on her offer, but instead of painting over it with something new, I decided to add to her portrait of the wolf.

I wish I had a before photo, but I went looking and couldn't find one.  It never occurred to me to snap a picture before starting last night.  The only shot I have of it is partially hidden by Matthew's moose (above).

I went in very quickly and added warm tones of yellow, orange and red.  I worked my way into some purple and Payne's grey and eventually started with the white and shades of green created by mixing quinacridone gold and phthalo turquoise.

It was a fun and free 45 minutes.  I'll go in and add some finishing details tonight.  This was the most fun I've had painting in weeks.


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