From the initial idea to the finished framed painting took me 6 hours and I’d been procrastinating for weeks! Sometimes it happens when it happens! … More How the muse works …(sometimes)
Here is why it’s been awhile between posts… I’ve been inundated with Christmas painting commissions, am taking a pastel class and a workshop for beginners, am on the committee organising the annual Etsy Made Local Christmas market as well as trying to make stock for the market itself and trying my hand at eco printing … More It’s been awhile…
This was an unusual pet portrait commission but a lot of fun to do. I love the little wooden bird in the window . Looks like he’s having a chat with the dog. I don’t paint many interiors so I enjoyed the challenge of making interesting colour washes for the shadowed walls and capturing the … More How much is that doggie in the window?
It’s difficult to put into words how and why some art moves me so. I’ve often seen reproductions of pre historic cave paintings and found them interesting. Interesting is such a bland kind of word and accurately describes my reactions to these reproductions. I admired the semi accuracy of the bison and horses, I idly … More The pre historic artist.
I had a request from a client for a large impressionist portrait of a cow with horns last week. He wanted a bit of collage as well and for it to be colourful and loose. This is not the sort of subject I usually do but I was up for the challenge! I couldn’t find … More Portrait of a cow.
I’m having a bit of a snow theme lately with my commission work! My client asked me to capture the excitement and movement in this winter sledding scene. It was a bit of a challenge for me as I’ve only ever painted dogs once before….but then that’s one of the reasons I do commission work– for … More Winter sledding- capturing movement.