I finally got back to painting – They say paint what you know, paint what you love – So, I painted my dog Blossom. She's a delight to watch play with her toys. Here, I worked from a photo of her using her best tool – that long tounge. I paint on 140 lb Arches stretched over a gator board. Matted it will fit into a 28 x 22 frame. I'm taking it for critique on Saturday at the NMWS meeting. I used liquid mask to block out the whites – much of which I left pure white. Often, I blend the hard edges left by the liquid mask. But, this time I felt they added to the effect.