Category Archives: pet portrait

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

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 🤓

‘Suzie’

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!

‘Ben’

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New pastel painting just completed – Unison pastels on Canson Mi-Teintes paper.  This fluffy hunk is heading off to my page at Saatchi Art online to see if he can find a new owner.  Wish him luck! 🤓

 

All Change…

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. 🤓