Kookaburra

I’ve decided to delete my ‘work in progress’ page as its a bit of a pain maintaining regular updates, I will continue to blog artwork once completed. If you are interested in seeing what I am working on and the regular updates just follow my new facebook art page – see the link on the side menu bar.

This is an acrylic painting of a Kookaburra that I have been working on, on and off for months between other artworks. I’ve finally finished and now just some varnish to go and a nice frame. I painted this one from a photo reference from Inkflo at PMP.

I’ve used Atelier Interactive Acrylics and Jo Sonjas on canvas board 16×20 inches. Here is the final artwork …

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I added some circular colour to the background to make it more interesting as I found it a bit boring. I think he has a bit of a magical feel now, and I love magical. Below is some progress photos of the makings of this piece along with the final artwork in the centre 😀

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Happy New Year!

Here we are already, last day of the year 2019. It sure has gone fast, every year it seems to go faster. I have had a productive year with my art and would like to say thank you to those people who have commissioned me this year, its great to get back into this type of work, something I use to do so many years ago. I’ve enjoyed painting for you all and bringing your loved ones out in art. Also thank you to those people who have purchased my original paintings and drawings, I appreciate your support!

I’ve put together some random pieces of my art for the year as well as a selection of my crochet items into the following visuals. Happy New Year Friends, best wishes for a fabulous 2020 for everyone!!

 

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‘Madix’

This beautiful dog has been brought to life through art, created with pastel pencils. A lot of fine hairs and layering. I once had a dog just like Madix, definitely heart stealers!

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Below are some progress photos of how Madix came together on paper …

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‘Boxer and Koda’

I hope everyone had a great Christmas with those that mean the most to them! I can now share this painting of Boxer and Koda, a pair of curly hair retrievers. Painting the hairs kept me busy for a while, I’ve used pastel pencils on coloured stock. A special commissioned gift for a lady who loves her dogs dearly!

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Below are some progress photos of their creation …

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Mia in Graphite Pencil

I recently snapped a couple of photos of my friends cat Mia. I decided to do a graphite drawing from one of the photos. I’ve used a HB, 6B and 9B with a tortillon for blending, here are a couple of progress photos along with the final artwork…

 

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Christmas Giveaway

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To spread some Christmas cheer I am giving away a double sided cushion of ‘Claret’. All you have to do to be in the running is to go to my new facebook page, like the page, like the advertisement of the giveaway, tag a friend and share it. LIKE, LIKE, TAG, SHARE, simple really! I will randomly pick a winner on Christmas Eve – it could be you! (Giving away the cushion only, Stanley the elf not included) Merry Christmas!!

Lioness

I’ve been busy working on an acrylic painting of a Lioness. I’ve finally finished so its time to blog about it! I have been sharing updates on my new page ‘work in progress’. If your interested in keeping up with what I am working on be sure to check it out! Once artworks are finished they will end up here in a blog to make room for new works in progress.

Here are some photos of the progress from start to finish. I have used round brushes for the fur and detail, and filbert brushes for blocking in and washes. As always I’ve used Atelier Interactive Acrylics and Jo Sonjas Artists Paints. Photo reference for this piece obtained from Dio Raven at PMP.

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Final Artwork ‘Lioness’ Acrylics on Canvas Board, 18x18inches

And she is finished! Hooray, just some varnishing to go and a nice frame to suit. This painting is for sale, if your interested please contact me via this website. 😀

A picture of my palette used for the whole Lioness painting. I mix up my colours as I go