I’ve been commissioned to paint a portrait of a friend’s dog for a gift. I think it’s turned out pretty nicely.
It is 20 x 30 cm and is acrylic on stretched canvas.
His name is Diego and he is the cutest little Staffordshire Bull Terrier ever.
I love my blue bone
I take commissions for portraits of pets or people.
If you are interested in having your own done, email me on firstname.lastname@example.org and put PORTRAIT as the subject. There is a week turnaround on all paintings and a 20x30cm acrylic on canvas costs just £50 plus p+p.
(I will need a selection of jpeg photos to work from.)
There is nothing I love better than being in an artists studio with an easel in front of me, charcoal or paintbrush in my hand and a model in the centre of the room, ready to pose. For me, life doesn’t get better than this.
Here are some of the results of some of these moments featuring my friend and model Sean, a very competent artist in his own right.
Arms folded strong contrast
In the artists studio
Study in charcoal
Life study in charcoal
More painting, this time stuff I did at Morley College a while back. Some of it experimental, all of it bright.
Reclining nude collage
Patterns and body
The three graces
Being in field
Body and pattern
Who says men don't look good in pink?
Meditation in Green
To be continued.
Cupcakes and Flowers
Today I spent painting pretty things. Cupcakes, flowers , butterflies and dragonflies and cute cars too. I’m preparing my motifs for greetings cards. I shall assemble the cards at a later date once I have all the motifs that I require.
The car cards are done though.
I’m pretty pleased at how they came out. I like the simplicity. It is unusual for me to keep it simple. I’m sure my little boy clients will be thrilled to receive one of these with an accompanying crochet car badge.
I’m just loving making things that cost very little in basic materials but have such value once made. I find that enormously satisfying. That’s as close as I’ll come to alchemy.
When I was midway painting my motifs, I looked up and spotted how pretty my butterflies looked drying on my paint box. It was like a whole swarm of butterflies had settled in my studio. I took a photo.
Later I’ll let you see them in finished form in a greetings card.
That’s all for now.