Saturday, 28 January 2012

"Inca" Spaniel watercolour portrait

 Spaniel watercolour commission 16"x12" Copyright Marion Simkins 2011

This is a cute little Spaniel called "Inca".  She was commissioned as surprise present, and so not to give the surprise away, I didn't put her on the blog.  Then promptly forgot all about her!  It was only that I have two commissions underway, (both Spaniels) that jogged my memory - definitely getting senile! 

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

"Bailey" Wheaton Terrier - finished watercolour portrait

"Bailey" Wheaton Terrier  16"x 12" Watercolour copyright Marion Simkins 2011 

I just finished painting Bailey last week, and it is only now that I can close my eyes without seeing swirls of golden fur. 

Next on the list is the first of two Spaniel commissions, so it will be nice to have a change of colour, and a slight change of fur.  I will try to take more photo's of each stage.  I got a little carried away when  painting Bailey,  so only have the first and last stage photo's

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Finished portrait of Jess the border collie

"Jess" Border Collie  "16 x "12 Watercolour


These are the stages, as the portrait progressed.

If you need any information, just let me know.

Friday, 6 January 2012

Work in progress - first watercolour glazes of a pet portrait

The Christmas decorations are all packed away for another year, and 2012 is well under way.  Life at the easel is still busy, and while I need to organize photographs, and files to update my latest work, thought you might like to see what I am working on at present.  Be back soon.