To remind you I used this preliminary sketches of the hot spots of the picture:
After I'd acquired feeling for the expressions of my subjects I started with painting itself on very heavy watercolour paper (600 gms) with two coats of white gesso and final layer of transparent gesso which gives you more of a tooth which I prefer for more detailed work.
Again big thanks to rosemary brushes - working with them is just pure pleasure.
Morning cuddle (oil on gessoed board 10x14 inches)
I really enjoy this kind of illustrative work with traditional media so you can look forward to see more of the work like this. (If you enjoy it of course)
Stay warm beside a nice hot beverage and make sure that you have someone/something to cuddle - winter's coming!