Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas paintings

Well the Christmas deadline came and went and in spite of the odd Royal Mail strike delivery hiccup I managed to deliver all my commissions on time, and now at last I can reveal some of the portraits I have been working on that were surprise pressies................ I hope you like them
First are Tila and Dexter who I painted in watercolour on A3 paper for a returning client

then there is April louise, a difficult commission taken from some very poor quality prints from the 70's................she is painted in pastels slightly larger than A4

Then (unusually for me) a graphite drawing of "Angel" a recently departed SBT and "Joey" which is an A4 watercolour painting of a much loved budgerigar

Next up are Harry and Bobby two very handsome Jack Russell Terriers who's portraits are pastel on A3 paper

Another pastel portrait, this time an unusual full body request of a cute little Shih Tzu (another first for me) she is called Suki and her painting is slightly larger than A4

And finally is the second of my cat paintings, this one is "Silver" a very pretty silver tabby who sadly passed away just before Christmas, I painted her as a very last minute request using pastels, the portrait is square format and measures approx 30 x 30cm


sue said...

You DID have a busy last minute run up to Christmas didn't you?!!! Well done, they're all lovely.

pett paintings said...

Yes it was a bit of a shock to the system after so long with NOTHING!.............I really hope next year is a little more consistant

Jan said...

Congratulations as you've done such a wonderful job at the last minute. You must work well under pressure!

pett paintings said...

Thank you Jan working under pressure certainly keeps me focussed! I had no time for the usual displacement activities ;-)