For Stanley’s portrait I worked from a fantastic reference photo taken by Gail Fogarty.
By far the most common breed of dog I paint or draw is the Hungarian Vizsla. Here are 40 pictures I have completed in the past four years featuring 57 vizslas!
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.
Based on the French verb gicler which means “to squirt or spray”, giclée printing involves squirting microscopic dots of specialist archival pigment ink onto high quality fine art paper with exceptional accuracy.
Even though I have lots of Hungarian Vizsla products a Wire Haired Vizsla was missing, and was one of the breeds suggested which I thought was a great idea. Hettie’s mum put forward this great photo to use as a reference.
To win a design of your choice, either visit the competition link on Facebook or leave a comment below to state which design you would like. The winner will be chosen on August 31st – open to participants worldwide! Many thanks and best of luck!!!
I started with a simple, very faint sketch in blue pastel. Once I was happy with the layout, I then added a layer of ivory colour for the background with Faber Castell pastel pencil to create a smoother surface for blending.
Happy New Year to everybody!! 2015 has been a really hectic year, and I owe an absolutely enormous thank you to everyone who reads this blog, follows me on social media, has commissioned artwork or supported me in any way. Here is a small selection of my art from the past year, and here’s to… Continue reading Happy New Year!