Friday, 13 January 2017

Something a little different

Something a little different from my usual paintings of pets.  Drawn in pencil and A5, my smallest size, so hard to show as much detail.  I loved working on this portrait.

Harry, Tibetan Terrier

Harry, the Tibetan Terrier, was one of my Christmas commissions as a surprise present for his mistress. It was bittersweet as Harry is no longer with us so sadly the painting will be a tribute to him. I am told that he was "the most successful present of the year" and that there were "tears of joy".
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Thursday, 22 December 2016

Surprise christmas commissions are all finished and I am looking forward to sharing them with you in the New Year.  In the meantime here is a festive Gunner and Tigger commissioned Christmas 2014.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  See you in 2017.


I have been secretly working on some Christmas commissions and looking forward to sharing them with you. In the meantime, here is Charlie, the Bull Mastiff from last year.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Jasper - the energetic black lab

As previously mentioned, due to my first grandchild arriving in September, I have had a little break from portraits.  A couple of weeks ago I met a beautiful incredibly energetic 5 year old black lab named Jasper.  I must have taken over 100 photos and still couldn't capture him looking regal with his tongue in.  He was so lively he wouldn't sit still for a minute despite all the usual bribes of treats and toys, it didn't help that there were plenty of fallen apples lying in his garden...........a blurred photo with a waggy tail, tongue hanging out and lots of slobber, now that I can do.
We have another photo session due, so if you have any helpful tips please let me know!

Jasper's portrait will be appearing in the New Year now after the secret Christmas commissions.

Mabel - English Cocker spaniel

Mabel was commissioned as a surprise 50th birthday present for Paul.  There were secret telephone calls and photo session that fortunately remained a secret.  I posted Mabel's finished portrait back in September.
Aren't her eyes just beautiful?