Category Archives: animal portraits

Siesta

Here’s a rejigged painting which has been lying around the studio for a few months.  ‘Siesta’ is taken from a holiday photo of a Croatian cat enjoying a sleep right in the middle of a pavement, she obviously knew that there wouldn’t be much pedestrian traffic during siesta time.  Bit of fun doing this one, flicking paint at the canvas with an old toothbrush 👩🏻‍🎨

Limited Edition Prints

These are a new venture for me which I’m quite giddy about!  I’m so pleased with the quality of the prints on Hahnemule acid-free textured paper and I now have a strictly limited edition of 50 of each of the four images available.  The square prints ‘George’ and ‘Basset Hound’ fit a 50cm square Ikea Ribba frame perfectly.  All are signed and numbered by yours truly and come with an authenticity certificate.  If you would like more details, please get in touch.  Thanks for looking 🤓

Magnus Has Landed

Well the big old fella has touched down in Vienna and is now safely hanging on his new wall.  Lovely to receive feedback and a photo.  Happy New Home Magnus 🐮

Limited Edition Prints

I recently sent four of my paintings to have a limited edition of giclée prints produced by a local printing company called Deadly Digital in Glasgow.  I was really pleased with the results and now have them ready for selling.

The sheep prints (‘Yorkshire Ewe’) are taken from my painting of a gorgeous photograph by Jan Lever with her kind permission.

Here’s a couple of photos showing the prints;  my art unit at Garrion Bridges Garden & Antiques Centre, and how one of them looks in a frame.

We’ll see how this latest venture works out.

Rosie 🤓

Those Eyes….

I love painting animal portraits especially when the models have gorgeous eyes, Toby was no exception – beautiful peepers! 🐶❤️

Farewell Magnus, you big hunk…

That’s ‘Magnus’ sold and heading off to his new home – delighted to have a sale, but I’ll sort of miss him!

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I’m hoping to start a new avenue of marketing soon, just getting things in place, dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s, and then I can launch it.

 

New Year, Fresh Start

Happy New Year!  The start of the year means looking ahead with hope, anticipation and enthusiasm.  2016 was a bit of a tough one for me, so it’s time to move forward and hope 2017 will be better.  I’m sure I’m not the only person feeling this way.

With that in mind, I plan to be more productive with my artwork and also try to get it “out there” in the big wide world. 

As Jim Royle once said in Caroline Aherne’s brilliant TV comedy series ‘The Royle Family’, “Those dishes won’t do themselves, Barb” – of course, this will leave you puzzled if you are reading this outside the UK!!  It just means, if you want to get a job done, get on with it.

So without further ado, here are a couple of progress stage & completed paintings I can now reveal, that were commissioned for Christmas gifts, as I sign off for the time being and get cracking on some new work.

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