I absolutely loved Mia’s reference photograph, in addition to being well lit and clear, it really captured her expression and personality. Unless I am drawing a large or
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I have had so many commissions for portraits of Labradors in the past few weeks, I thought I would dedicate a blog especially to them. Here are a few from the past two years… Pastel 12″ x 10″ / 30 x 25cm, 2017 George is an incredibly handsome rescued Chocolate…
A collection of my German Shorthaired Pointer art.
I regularly receive messages from people who are interested in learning to draw, or from people who used to draw or paint but due to busy times spent working, raising a family or something else they haven’t drawn in many years and are lacking the confidence to start again. I firmly believe everyone can learn to… Continue reading Learn to Draw a Hungarian Vizsla
When I try to catalogue my past dog portraits and artwork into some sort of order the most obvious place to start is with breeds, which means that mixed breeds tend to be overlooked.
I had planned to paint this jaguar in oils, but in the end I decided pastels would be best to capture the soft fur and wisps of hair. I wanted to be sure to capture the richness of such a beautifully coloured coat in warm jungle lighting, without compromising on detail. As this is the… Continue reading Jaguar
Isla is no longer a puppy, but what an absolutely perfect choice of a reference in this photo from her puppyhood!
For Stanley’s portrait I worked from a fantastic reference photo taken by Gail Fogarty.
People seem to either know nothing about Rory Gallagher or have an obsession with him. For those of you who fall into the first category, he was an Irish blues and rock musician and you should definitely look him up. I can be found in the latter category, my son is named Rory and only for my huband’s protests our daughter would have been called ‘Gallagher’.
I have had several commissions for GSP portraits this past year, and while two are available as fine art giclee prints, I would love to add another full body artwork to the collection and would hugely appreciate any help in sourcing a reference photograph.