Something New…

I found these pre-packed mounts in Cass Art and thought I would try doing some smaller pastels to fit them.  I’ve made a start with a little Westie and a German Shepherd just to see how they do on my wall at the Garrion Bridges Antiques and Art centre.

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As well as improving the presentation of the paintings, it allows the buyer to use or select their own frame which they can buy ‘off the peg’ as the mounts are standard sizes.  The clear sleeves protect the pastels and allows a price to be attached to the painting without any damage to the paper or the mount.

Let’s see how they do.

 

Family Portrait

Following a recent Twitter invitation from Artist & Illustrators magazine for people to send them images of portraits, I was amazed to hear that they would be including my pastel of my nephew Fraser, in their August issue letters page.  It’s quite a small reproduction of the image in the magazine, but I’m SO chuffed that it was chosen!   This is the painting on a slightly larger scale…

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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