Monday, 29 December 2014

Inca, Beanie and Lily

 Inca Beanie & Lily, Watercolour on paper 23"x 33"

The above portrait was commissioned as a surprise christmas present.  A secret photo session was arranged, and then the fun began.  It can be challenging photographing one pet at times, to photograph three dogs required a lot of help (thank you John and James) and a lot of patience, for them and for me.  

Inca, on the left of the painting is Mum to Beanie, the pup in the middle, and Lily on the end.  Below are photos of them individually.



"Bramble" 16"x11" watercolour on paper

Bramble was also a surprise Christmas present. Unusually  I didn't photograph Bramble myself, but was sent some wonderful photos, very clear and detailed from which I was able to paint the above portrait.

I particularly enjoy painting eyes and Bramble's were so expressive, I felt as though we had actually met.


Now that Christmas is over, I can show you some of the portraits I have been busy painting for the last few weeks.

Alfie - 16"x12" Watercolour on paper

The first portrait is of Alfie, a rescue English Springer. This commission was one of many fantastic lots at a charity auction to raise funds for The Brentwood Foyer, a local charity giving incredible support to disadvantaged youngsters. Fortunately it proved very popular, an incredibly generous bid was matched with two further bids, raising a total of £4,300 for the charity.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

"Daisy" - the finished portrait

Sorry I haven't posted for a little while, it has just been so busy in the run up to Christmas, that I have let the admin side slip.  There are a couple of portraits that are surprise Christmas present's, so I won't be showing you them until after Christmas. Here is the finished photo of Daisy's portrait which was finished at the end of October.

" Hello Marion,
      I just wanted to express my thanks for doing such a wonderful portrait of Daisy.  I showed it to my family today and they were astonished by the likeness.  They said it really captured her personalityIt's a wonderful tribute to Daisy's memory and it will take pride of place in our home.
    Thank you very much."