‘Red Bull’

This latest painting was taken from a beautiful black bull spotted in a farm field in Cumbria.

The red background shows his colour off really well, but it was also chosen as I had just heard of the decision by the Balearic Islands in Spain to stop bullfighting.

I understand the idea of tradition in countries but I don't understand this cruel 'sport' in the name of tradition.

Hot Off The Press

Here is the latest run of my animal portrait greetings cards.  All are 15 x 10.5cm in size, professionally printed on quality card and are supplied in individual cellophane pockets with white envelopes to keep them pristine.  They make brilliant Thank You cards, Birthday cards or Just-A-Note and if you order the set of 5, I’ll wrap them with a pretty ribbon ready to be given as a gift (or to keep for yourself!) Contact me or DM me for details 🤓

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!