Way back in the early 1970s, I visited a friend in Meols, on the Wirral Peninsula (near Liverpool). I’m allergic to a whole load of animals including dogs and cats, so can’t have any of my own but I’ve always gone sort of crazy-happy when I’ve found a friend with a dog or cat. My friend had this dog… and she took a photo of us together sitting on a bench overlooking the sea. I can’t be with most animals for very long because otherwise I get ill, but I do love them! 🙂
Anyway, a few years ago, I coloured this photo. The long top I was wearing was in a crinkly sort of fabric called ‘crepe’ (not sure if it is still used?) It’s not the most comfortable fabric to wear but it looks good. And it was a two-tone pattern in black and either a deep red or rust, but by the time I did the photo I couldn’t remember the exact shade, so I just went with what looked right. I was far more likely in those days to wear red than rust. If my fingertips hadn’t been buried in the dog’s fur, I think they would have been wearing deep red nail-varnish, as was usual for me in those days.
I remembered the colour of my bag (purse, if you’re American), and recalled the colour of the trousers and boots, so that was fine. My hair was a very dark brown but in sunshine it always shone with a touch of chestnut brown. Later I began dyeing my hair but after an allergic reaction to the dye, I stopped that and now just put up with the grey/brown mix that is my natural colour.
I didn’t remember the colour of the dog, but I knew it was something and white. I didn’t do the white part very well, but have left it as it is.
The bench was easy to do and I love colouring wooden items.
The low wall behind me, is of a type that I have seen many, many times so I knew the colour that would be. As for the pavement… I had to guess that, and decided to use the colour that some other seaside places used then.
I’ve another pic of me with a dog, for a future post. And there’ll also be a post with a cat. And there may even be one with a baby elephant… Stay tuned!