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 GSP art from the past couple of years.
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.
Isla is no longer a puppy, but what an absolutely perfect choice of a reference in this photo from her puppyhood!
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.
I grew up in Ireland where Tawny Owls are completely absent, so it was really exciting to see these in England, and even more exciting to discover a pair nesting in the woods behind our house. The original of this painting has sold, but fine art giclee prints are available from £25. Although there… Continue reading Wildlife Art
In between commissions, I’ve spent the past two weeks working on this pastel of my son Rory. Rory is not one for posing for photos or flashing a giant smile on request, so rather than a portrait of him smiling at the viewer I decided to capture him as he really is, studying a bird identification… Continue reading Rory
Last Halloween I carved a Vizsla on a pumpkin and had lots of requests for a stencil, so now that pumpkin carving time has come around again here is a free Vizsla stencil anybody can easily use to carve a pumpkin.