This picture is a glimpse of a piece I'm working on over a pile of
crystals in my living room. Sam went mining in the Nevada desert and
came back with two cases full of quartz crystals. They have a strong
ability to heal and beckon creative spirits. I must say painting on a
pile of these babies helped my focus and really moved the painting of
the fur and detail quite nicely. I had to be careful not to over do it,
once you lay down a wash of watercolor, there's no gettin the same
luminosity if you layer too much paint.