Backyards Make the Best Studios

I've been working on a charcoal portrait over the past few days.

wolf in progress

When I'm drawing or painting, I usually like to work at my kitchen table.  
Or sprawl belly-down on my bedroom floor.  

But I'll take a dry, shady spot in the grass any day.

A few little friends kept me company.

Where do you like to paint?


A common question I get asked is where I find my reference photos. 
I love istock photos.  You can also do a Creative Commons search on flickr.  I've also asked a photographer a time or two for their permission.  They are usually very generous when you ask.  :)