Thursday, 28 August 2014

Finished Thorndon Park trompe l'oeil

I have finally got around to posting photos of the finished Thorndon Park trompe l'oeil mural (earlier photos posted in April) - seemed a little too serious - so added a cheeky squirrel above the door. Hope you like him!

Squirrel sneaked in through the open window

trompe l'oeil dado rail

trompe l'oeil window with classical columns and dado rail

Faux painted marble ledges

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Bonnie & Bridie - watercolour pet portrait

It was challenging taking the photo's for this portrait, as Bonnie & Bridie were incredibly energetic and lively, and even with help, it was difficult to capture the exact pose.  It was a beautiful bright sunny day.   Usually, I prefer not to take photographs in bright sunlight, as the dogs  have a tendency to squint, but fortunately that didn't happen, and I was lucky to get a great photo.

Charlie & Milo - finished painting.

Charlie & Milo - Watercolour on paper

work in progress "Charlie & Milo"
work in progress "Charlie & Milo"
work in progress "Charlie & Milo"
Work in progress - "Charlie & Milo"

Completed portrait

Alfie & Lily - watercolour pet portrait

I seem to be having a run of double portraits at the moment.  This portrait is of two cute little Lhaso Apso's named Alfie & Lily.  They were commissioned as a very special Anniversary present.