Just stopping by to show that I have not been idle lately, the dogs take up more time than I ever imagined, excersizing ,training, grooming and generally running round in circles, I now realise that we had grown into a sedate, easy routine with our old boys Fred and Milo so young blood in the house is proving a whole new ball game!
Every now and again I succeed in wearing them out for long enough to settle to a painting and the fruits of my most recent labours are posted below for you to see.....hope you approve
Looking back at my last few blogs (by now ancient history) I realised that I should update those of you who admired our latest family member Ruben..............there is an awful lot to tell about this special fella but it would take a month to do so, so here is the update in the form of his recent 1st birthday piccy, hope you can see how he has grown into a super handsome and much loved hooligan :-)
Hello! if anyone is still watching this I will be absolutely amazed ......I really have been slack and am shocked at the passing of time since my last post here, so much has happened and changed that I will just have to move forward and show a few piccy's of what I've been up to since my last visit
These are a selection of my best portraits from 2011/12 and a couple of originals destined for exhibitions in the summer months hope you like them :-)
Well thats Christmas over and done with for another year Phew!! don't think I have ever been so exhausted!
Since my last blog entry I have suffered the loss of our precious Jack Russell Milo and gained a ginger hooligan in the shape of Ruben (puppy pic in last blog entry) the chooks that were hatched in the summer by our broody turned out to be two hens and two roos.
Christmas bought a late flurry of commissions which kept me far too busy right up the the very last minute and beyond.
Time now to take a breather and work out how to get through another year battling the economic crisis.
Hi all ......just lately I seem to pedalling like crazy and getting nowhere fast , not had any summer commissions and failed to sell anything at the first summer exhibition of the year :-( to keep myself busy I have started early on Christmas commissions but the nature of that beast is that I won't get paid till Christmas and I can't show any of the work online till then either.......Oh well my blog will just have to consist of the exciting prospect of our new arrivals, we should have some chicks hatching any day now as our broody hen has been sitting for 19 days she has six eggs so I am hoping for at least a couple of new hens!
We will also soon be welcoming a gorgeous HWV puppy into our fold....... this is him at 5weeks of age, cute or what?
Hi all, its been a tough few weeks health wise for me so the blog has been sadly neglected (along with lots of other things)
But excuses over I think I am back on track and my head is buzzing with ideas that need to be turned into art (as usual) so the summer should be a productive time, as always I have a few local summer art exhibitions to submit work to and I am working on a slow but steady flow of commissions too.
On a personal level we are busy again trying to think of names for a boy!
Here are some a couple of random, recent attempts at artwork to keep the picture hungry at bay.....hope you like them......back soon with more :-)
At the top is the finally complete graphite dawing of our dog "Kimba" this one has taken ages as it was always on the back burner while other work took priority so I am happy to be able to post it here at long last! On the left is a work in progress graphite drawing of my niece "Abigail" who I have often attempted to portray but just never seem to get "quite right" this one is heading in the right direction though so I am hopeful it will come good with a little more tweaking.And finally our puss "Maggie" painted in pastel, very inconvieniently she decided to sit like this in my studio window one morning while I should have been working on another painting.....however her pose was just too tempting and she stayed put for long enough to get the basics down so it just had to be done!
I took a back up photograph for good measure which I used to refer to when she inevitably spotted some birds outside and sloped off! Thank you for looking.........come back soon xx
Hi all, I know I have said it before but this year seems to be going past me at breakneck speed....so much to do , so little time so my apologies for my neglected blog.
The Big Easter Art Exhibition was a great success raising over £7,000 for our local (St Michaels) Hospice, I personally sold four paintings so it was a good weekend for me!
Just to prove that I've not been idle here are a selection of commissioned paintings that have been keeping me busy in recent weeks..Below are some images of the product of my labours, first is an A3 watercolour painting of "Themba" a beautiful Rhodesian Ridgeback, then a graphite commission in memory of "Harry" a playful Jack Russell Terrier, the drawing is A3 size and I really enjoyed working on it....even those grasses!
Next up is "Annie" another Jack Russell Terrier this one is an acrylic portrait on a 30x 30 square canvas
Then come Taitti the GSD x Dachshund and Zippy the JRT, both painted in pastels just slightly bigger than A4
I guess I just need an oil painting now to complete the set!