Thursday 26 January 2012

African Painted Wild dog

This was a new try-out for me, a very detailed animal in transparent watercolour.
I am a long way from being comfortable with watercolours but this was something I had wanted to try for a long time. So here it is, an African Wild Dog or Painted Dog. I have called it 'Rear Guard' as he seems to be checking for any stragglers in the pack.

It measures: 11" x 8.5"
Paper used is Fabriano Artistico HP watercolour paper
Paints. Windsor and Newton artists colours.

Monday 23 January 2012

A&I Featured Artist

I was very chuffed that Artists & Illustrators wanted to use some of my pictures for their 'Featured Artist' slot in their online magazine.

You can see the images and read about my work here:

'Big Red' won Highly Acclaimed Award at the UKCPS 2009 exhibition and it is featured in A&I January 2012 Issue, which you can also see online.

Big Red is pure Coloured Pencil on Drafting film and measures 16" x12" and is for sale.

Wednesday 18 January 2012

Image of the Week

Saffy is my choice for this weeks image. She is a lovely, happy, Springer Spaniel who is forever on the go, just like all Springers. They really seem to enjoy life.

Pastels on Mountboard. Size 20" x 16".

Wednesday 11 January 2012

Image of the week

Next in line of commissioned portraits is little Joss, not so little anymore! As a pup she was fascinated by the fish in the pond and I thought this was an ideal photo to use for her portrait which now hangs in her proud owners home.

Wednesday 4 January 2012

Image of the Week

I have decided to start the new year on a new note and try and post on a more regular basis. Very often it will take me longer than a week to complete a new picture so I have decided to delve into my archives and have an IMAGE OF THE WEEK, where I will post up an old (pre blog) image. The first ones will be of commissions I have done in the past. 

I hope you enjoy looking at some of my older work.

Meet Fudge, a very sweet King Charles Spaniel. I did this one in October 2009. Pastels on Fisher 400 sanded paper.

Pencil on toned paper

Here are a couple of experiments using graphite pencil and white coloured pencil, plus a touch of white gel pen on grey paper. I am reasona...