A coloured pencil and watercolour piece of my little French Bulldog Elka. I think she approved of it as she tried to keep licking the paper!
Friday, 10 March 2017
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.