Portraits Without Fur or Feathers…..just for a change

Every so often it’s nice to have a break from doing the same thing.  Although I really enjoy painting our furry and feathered friends, the two legged variety can be just as interesting and have as much character.  Here are a couple of people portraits which were good fun to do.  One is a face from a random photo who looks as though his day isn’t going particularly well!  The other is someone a little closer to home ❤️

Phil, pastel

Phil, pastel

Sid, watercolour

Sid, watercolour

Olive

Met lovely Olive on Sunday as we were leaving Ulverston, Cumbria – having been at the Carnival the day before.  Think her owners said she was a cross between an Irish Wolfhound and a Deerhound? Not sure, but she has the most beautiful eyes.  I’ll probably use pastels in soft ochre, greys and blues.  As usual, I forgot to hand out a business card to the owners as I was concentrating more on getting some good shots of the model! Ah well.

Pastel portrait tbd

Pastel portrait tbd