This is a portrait I completed for someone over Xmas, she seems happy with it.
Saturday, 11 February 2017
Monday, 30 January 2017
Completed this Border Terrier portrait of Max using coloured pencil with just a small amount of gouache for finer details. I chose this image as it had such a lovely gaze to him, I had to get the eyes just right to bring out that endearing look.
Wednesday, 28 December 2016
This was a painting I had completed some time ago for relatives, Lucy & Charlie. It was a surprise at the time, for Charlie, but he found out about it and so it was revealed to him.
This was another painting to be gifted to a friend of Becky's. "Derek and Trevor" (below) was for a friend of mine, Anthony.
"Derek & Trevor"
Wednesday, 7 December 2016
Saturday, 26 November 2016
I have been steadily ploughing through the commission/request pieces, but in between dog paintings I wanted to create this gouache and pencil head portrait of a Common Swift. I had kindly been given permission from friend Ben Andrews to use his photograph which grabbed my attention as soon as I saw it, emerging from the darkness it had a surreal look to it, and being one of my favourite species I couldn't resist.
I had finished two pieces of work, both dogs, one before the swift and one after, but as they were for surprise presents I have not been able to put up the images. I am presently 3/4 of the way through a dog commission piece and this time I have used just coloured pencil, I may use some fine detailing using gouache near completion but it will be nearly all pencil which has been a nice change, image to appear as soon as it's finished.