I started with a simple, very faint sketch in blue pastel. Once I was happy with the layout, I then … More
It can be difficult to decide whether or not to include a background when commissioning a painting or drawing. Here are five different background options.
The image is of Juta at Grey Mare’s Tail in Scotland and it really strikes a chord with me as she is so keen and playful, oblivious to the cold water or the stormy day, just intent on watching what’s about to be thrown or maybe the birds flying overhead! I hope it depicts a familiar scene for others too.
Bix’s portrait was commissioned by as a birthday gift, so I’ve had to be very secretive about sharing any updates … More
Commissioning a portrait of more than one subject does not require a reference photograph of all subjects together. You may be lucky … More
It has been so busy with Christmas commissions and charity portraits that I’ve noticed I have been finishing one portrait … More