Here’s a recent acrylic portrait of my brother-in-law’s beloved Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Suzie. She is a sweet natured little Staffie and had a tough start in life, but has now found her forever home and is showered with love. I find it a little frustrating that this breed gets such a bad press in the media as the majority don’t deserve the reputation they receive, it’s usually down to bad handling and/or a lack of training.
The image was taken from a photo of Suzie sat looking out of a window into strong sunlight and I loved the way her eyes and coat shone. The taupe background and slightly offset composition was chosen to concentrate the viewer’s eye on the subject. I think I’m going to use this composition again, just need to choose another supermodel now!
Just completed this commission of a Highland Cow and having used a mix of reds and blacks she resulted in a chocolatey look to her hair so I’ve temporarily christened her Coco. Bit of varnish, attach the loops and cord and off she goes to her new home 🐮🎨
This painting, one of my favourites, has just sold at the Garrion Bridges Art & Antique centre. I hope she’s settling into her new home 🐮
‘Isla’ 60x60cm SOLD
Just completed this acrylic portrait of a Basset Hound on a bold pink background to reflect the personality and character of this fun loving breed 🤓
Following a change of mind with one of my paintings, I recently took the plunge to swap a safe sky blue colour for a bold purple (my favourite!) colour. I think it makes the subject – a hunk of English Bull Terrier – ‘pop’ forward now. I love subtle, gentle background colours, but just now and again I like to go a bit bananas! See what you think. 🤓
This is similar to a previous painting of mine, but I love the composition (and the model!) so decided to paint her again from a slightly different angle and a reverse/mirror image. I haven’t come up with a title yet…suggestions would be very welcome.
‘Isla’ 60x60cm £195
Following the sale of my big canvas (well, big for me anyway) ‘Stag In Water’, I thought I’d see if another biggie would be of interest to someone. This ‘heilan coo’ is acrylic on a 60x60cm canvas and was great fun to paint in all her shagginess!
“Isla” will be ‘hoofing it’ down to my display wall at the Garrion Bridges in the next day or two.