Paint Party Friday... Mufftypups portrait

Morning everyone... isn't it a fantastic day, plus it's nearly the weekend (again) Woohoo...
I thought you might like a peep into my studio once again, which is still in a transition phase. 
Not sure how long it will take me to get it as I would like... let's say it's yet another work in progress. Story of my life! 

Anyway here it is...  
Getting messy isn't it? I think that's a good sign.

So as well as having visitors staying over the Easter holiday, I've been spending some time in the garden due to it's awakening, but I've also started a painting that I've wanted to do for quite some time.
It's a portrait of my McMufftypup (my dog for any new comes to this blog) 
Let me just say at this stage she's not the easiest of pooches to paint nor the best of models.
As her groomer keeps telling me, Muffy doesn't like to stand when she can sit, 
and sit when she can lie.
That's my girl... sigh
I lost count of how many times she would curl up for a little snoozelet and refuse to play.
Thankfully, I had a photo printed to help me in times of need.
It's not the best because the colours aren't true but it helped... I think!
I've spent a few sessions over the last few days to try to complete it before Friday's Paint Party but once again I think it needs more time for tweeking. 
I think I could just keep adding to her fur for years.
Let me tell you that a mini shih tzu has a LOT of hair! 
(Just in case you don't know a shih tzu does actually have hair and not fur, hence why we chose to have a dog of that breed. My son and hubby have allegies so she's perfect in that respect. The downfall is she takes forever to dry... but thankfully she loves the hairdryer ^..^ )
Here's the pet portrait so far...
Okay it still doesn't look anything like her and the photo really is bad (no excuses honest it doesn't look like this on my desk) but I'm beginning to like it,
I'll keep going but at the moment the great outdoors is calling.
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Have a fabulous Friday and thanks for popping into my place.
Enjoy your weekend everyone