Due to requests, I have recently been taking commissions for pencil sketches. These are a lot smaller, simpler and less expensive than pastel portraits and are a lot of fun to draw.
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!!!
With any original piece of art, it is highly recommended to use a professional framer and it is too easy to damage the artwork. If you decide to tackle framing yourself, here are some tips that may be useful…
Firstly I apologise for using the ‘C’ word in November, but last year, like a Grinch, I had to turn away requests for commissions in early December. To guarantee Christmas gifts arrive on time, I will stop taking orders for commissions in late November/early December, so it is best to order as soon as possible… Continue reading Ordering for Christmas
It has been so busy with Christmas commissions and charity portraits that I’ve noticed I have been finishing one portrait every weekday. I’ve set up a blog to document the paintings I’ve been finishing each day entitled, imaginatively ‘A Painting A Day.
A huge majority of commissions I receive for portraits and artwork are gifts. Right now with Christmas fast approaching, I have so many secret commissions in the works to which I am sworn to secrecy that I feel like a spy!