Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Dougal and Pud - Guinea Pig Portrait Commission

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'Dougal and Pud' 30 x 40 oils on canvas 

Dougal and Pud in real life!

This most recent commissioned oil pet portrait was something different for me, two gorgeous guineas! I replaced the boxes the two guys were playing in - eating? -when the photograph was taken and put some foliage in it's place. I really enjoyed painting these angels and I hope for more pigs to paint in the future!

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Lennox - Boxer Dog Portrait Commission

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My most recently finished painting (last week) is Lennox.  This beautiful big brave bear of a Boxer dog very sadly passed away last year and my client commissioned this piece as a special keepsake for her partner, Lennox's Dad. It was a top secret surprise! 
 When they came to collect the piece from the shop it was all very emotional. This was one of those commissions that really tugs at your heartstrings. 

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Studio Sentinel

Does everyone have a Studio Sentinel, I wonder?  Here is one of mine (I have two).

Emma, 10 yrs,  lying down on duty.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Large UK coastal landscape/seascape

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Coastal V
49 x 76 Oil on stretched canvas

I was accepted onto the online art marketplace Artfinder last week, and I have been slowly filling my page there with available paintings that I have for sale. It is a slow process with the uveitis having taken somewhat of a hold these days. Like filling out a form that is covered with cobwebs!  However, I can still see to paint, this is my latest finished work

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Monday, 8 February 2016

Vintage Union Flag Clip art

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Another hand painted piece of clip art from my Etsy shop, available on instant download for £1.80 (+vat) high resolution and easy to resize and use for making printable UK London/Royalty themes crafts for personal and commercial use.  I have made two versions of this flag, one is this faded, vintage looking flag, the other in the more traditional red. white and blue.

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Benny the Dachshund

Benny  76 x 50  Oils

Benny is a commissioned piece that I finished and delivered last week, he was a joy to paint.