Well here is the reason why I've been absent for so long. On August 20th my little buddy Cosmo passed away suddenly. Of course I really was not in the mood to paint but about a week later I got this composition in my head and began working on it.
When things began to feel better I then got news my Grandfather had passed away (when it rains it pours as they say). So this got put on hold. I was away spending time with my family which was very healing. When I got home, for the first time in a while I was able to stay focused on my art for more than 30 minutes. So many hours and a several tears later my tribute to my little friend is done.
I put him with his favourite treat, the nectarine. He was a fiend when it came to this fruit and would insist he have the piece I was eating instead of the one I gave him. He was a little clown and had the strangest chirp that sounded like a cat mewing (even though I don't own cats). Most of all he loved a particular blue bell that he snuggled like a teddy bear. He followed me wherever I went and would watch TV on my knee. And like all good little birds enjoyed nibbling the pencil or tablet pen even if it was in use.
You were a wonderful friend and will be missed, Cosmo.
Used the Leaf Brush set [link]
Image © Nicole Martel