I'm over on my art blog today, talking about my monthly painting challenge.
I finished my October painting in the 'one painting a month' challenge I set for myself at the start of the pandemic. Due to the cooling that happens here above the 49th parallel, it will be my last oil painting until next spring, as I don't want to paint inside and kill the household with turpentine fumes. While my medium is odourless, that doesn't mean it doesn't still pose a very real threat. It's honestly the only downside of painting with oils I've found thus far.
As this was October's challenge, and October having my favourite day of the year - Hallowe'en - this month's painting was heavily based in the myth and folklore of the British Isles. This month, I decided to paint a Black Hound. I began with a back canvas I had prepared earlier in the previous month.