|"Henry" Watercolour on Arches paper 16"x12" Copyright Marion Simkins|
Monday, 27 July 2015
I painted this portrait of Shaun from a black and white photograph. Usually I use charcoal and pencil for a monochrome picture, but decided in this instance that watercolour would make a better medium. Sadly, Shaun passed away many years ago, but he was a working police dog. The portrait was a surprise birthday present from the recipient's family.
|Shaun, 12"x14" watercolour on Arches paper copyright Marion Simkins|
Meet Dixie, an 18 month old spaniel who looks incredibly regal, with the most hypnotic eyes! Her portrait was also a special birthday present but not a surprise. Although I love surprises, it was great to be able to discuss all the various options and to hopefully arrive at a decision for the portrait that is exactly what the recipient had in mind.
|Watercolour on Arches paper 18" x 14" Copyright Marion Simkins|
The watercolour has arrived! It’s AMAZING!!! I Absolutely love it, you are amazing….thank you so much for taking on the portrait, I can’t wait to frame and hang it. My Mum and me both welled up when we saw it. I’ve already got another project in mind for you…..my parents, boyfriend and me have 8 dogs between us so plenty to choose from!!!!!!! Her eyes are the most captivating part of the painting, they look so real, like I’m actually looking at her in real life. You are a true talent, thank you so much….