Okay, 1:24pm - ready, set, go!
This was a very fun painting to do and I had it mostly finished by dinner time. (Note, I said 'mostly'!) I love the contrast of the colors and the limited palette (I only used six colors plus the white gouache). I simplified the composition a little so that the focus would stay on this pretty boy's face.
And, yes, kids, dogs and rats all arrived safely - and, since it is time to let the dogs out for one last romp before I go to sleep, I will let you peruse the pARTy fun and help yourself to the *virtual* chips and dip.