I decided to try another style and had great fun doing "Santa Fe Dog". Then I tried my old friend, the horse, and let myself use lots of color and a sponge.
I'm going to Tucson, my previous home, to house-sit for the weekend. Taking the camera and my paints if I can get them past security. I have my MDS sheets for them (acrylics) but sometimes there isn't time to educate the examiners. Just sayin'.