Here are a couple of stone paintings that I finished recently, one of a Wren and a Little Owl. Prepped some new work today, two drawings and one for another stone painting, so should be busy this week.
This adorable dog is owned by good friend and neighbour Ricky, she is such a friendly and cute little thing, I have been planning on a piece of artwork of her for some time and was pleased to hand it over to Ricky today, now I can post pictures on Instagram as he now knows what it looks like, I normally post progress images as I work on them but I didn't in this case as I wanted it to be a surprise.
My latest and first painting since the opening of my studio (discounting the pebbles I painted), this lovely dog was photographed at the Gimingham dog show Sarah and I attended earlier this year, I seem to think her name was Lily?? but I may be wrong!
I used Gouache paint and coloured pencil on this piece.
Here are the 2 pebble paintings I did, the top one is a Goldcrest and the bottom are Long tailed tits. Really enjoyed doing these and can't wait to do some more larger designs.
Lots of DIY on our new house is constantly keeping us busy and I hadn't started anymore to the prepped drawing of Luna the Boxer dog. But as you can see I have been able to get going on it. Should be completed by the end of the week.👍
Seems ages since I last wrote an entry, after a ten week wait Sarah and I finally moved to Norfolk. We now have a lovely hobbit house in Trimingham next to the coast. We are so happy now we have gotten here, not that we were unhappy before it's just this is our final home to be. We walk to the coastal path just a few minutes away and after a bit of a descent and climb we are on a pretty much secluded beach. I am excited about what I may find and see around the village, I have already started to list what I am seeing from-in-over the garden and the list is growing weekly, the numbers are excitingly better than what I had at the old house and with the onset of migration close it is looking interesting. My artwork will once again start soon, there is a lot of decorating and stuff to sort and in October my new studio is arriving and being made which is exciting news, I already have work that backing up so I shall be busy.
Here are a few images from the coast of Trimingham, our new home.
Last year Sarah and I stayed in Norfolk, the owners had a collie called Ruby, I took a couple of photos back then hoping to one day get around to drawing/painting her, such a lovely colour and friendly dog. I completed this piece using coloured pencils and then added painted gouache to the white areas only.
These are my last 2 commission pieces for our good friend Becky Betts. I got the chance to photograph them myself and they performed perfectly. I completed them using coloured pencil, made by Faber Castell, Derwent and Prismacolor.
Having now moved from Bedfordshire my wife Sarah and I are currently living with my parents whilst we are in limbo as it were, waiting to move to Norfolk. A lot of my art stuff is in storage but I kept back some paper and my pencil sets. Luckily I have been able to get a few pieces finished whilst waiting.
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.