It is nought good a slepyng hound to wake
Well, it's not a hound but a hairless chihuahua ornament I picked up from a flea market, but the title works.Something about the juxtaposition of the sleeping dog and the skull drawing in my sketchbook on the coffee table struck me and inspired a painting on Gesso Board. As you can see I'm starting with a Grisaille to get all the tones before I start glazing with colour.
Talking about picking things up from flea markets I found this vintage tin.
I'm a fan of Shakespeare, Turkey, and have family in St.Louis so I couldn't resist this, which is now my mini sewing box.
By the way the saying in the title is by Chaucer from - Troilus and Criseyde (bk. III, 764) which was to become the inspiration for Shakespeare's version.