Thursday, 16 June 2011

More art...

I've been seriously neglecting this blog of late but here is some more recent art news. I have only just started a new commission after over three months of no painting...just the odd few sketches. I have another commission lined up after this one too but the preperations for that one have proven to be a nightmare (Will talk more of that later). I'm finally ready for it but had made a start on the current one which is only small so now it can wait until my current one is completed. I'll post seperately regarding the progress of the commissions.

'Observe' (Below) was accepted into the open exhibition at the Ferens Gallery in Hull and sold whilst there. The buyers were the same people who bought 'Emerald Gaze' there a couple of years ago (Also a tabby cat painting) so it seems I acquired my first collectors, lol.

This is one I finished at the back end of 2010. It will be entered into Grainthorpe festival of arts this year.

This is from a ref I took of my sisters horse a few years ago. I completed it in Fabruary and was the last painting before my hiatus. It has been entered into Holmfirth Artweek which is next month.

Friday, 8 October 2010

New painting completed.

Here is my latest. A commission of another flyball dog. I don't currently have anymore commissions lined up so I'll probably start on another portfolio piece although more commissions are welcome with Xmas lurking around the corner.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Some new artworks

Here's a few artworks I've completed since 'Observe' which is the last painting I posted here.

The first is a commission of two Border Collies called Monty and Beau. Their owners live in france but I was commissioned by their relative who lives local to me.

This one is called 'A Fine balance'. I entered it into the 2010 Grainthorpe festival of arts and it won the Jackson's arts award there which was excellent.

Last but not least is a painting of my own little Wrenny Wrenster. I called the painting 'Attentive'. It's from a photo I took when she was only about 10 months old but I always knew I'd paint this at some point.

I'm currently nearing the completion of a new commission so I will post that soon.

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Sleet and Wrens new Amazing double trick!!

I know this blog has been seriously neglected of late. I should get around to posting news more often...if anybody bothers to come check it out anyway.

Meanwhile, here is a video of a new trick I taught Sleet and Wren to do.

Monday, 26 April 2010

New tabby cat painting..

So, I decided to add another cat to my portfolio. My technique has improved somewhat since the last tabby cat.


Got something a little different planned next.

Friday, 19 March 2010

Sleet and Wren tricks video.

Here's my first ever Youtube upload of some Sleet and Wren tricks. My first real attempt at video editing too.


Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Sham - Hairy Mutt painting.

A new one I just finished. I was contacted last autumn about donating a pet portrait to the Rotherham Dog Rescue Xmas raffle and this is it. Shams' owners won this prize. It took a while for them to sort out suitable reference photos which gave me chance to paint the other pieces I posted not long back.
I just have to take it to the framers now.