Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Springer Spaniel WIP

I have returned to this piece after a pre Christmas layoff due to working on commissions, I have reworked parts of the nose and eyes, I have also darkened down the highlights in the ears as I thought there was to much contrast, have to admit all those curls are driving me crazy.....

Monday, 28 December 2009


This was a surprise Christmas present for my sister and her family, I started drawing Gemma a Bichon Frise over a year ago when she sadly died, she was always by my sisters side, they were inseparable. So I was determined to do the best job I could, but only had two very poor and unclear photo's which showed very little hair tone and definition of Gemma to work from, that's why around twelve attempts ended up in the the waste bin, I have a problem with white hair on white paper, I cant be the only one! anyway my sister was over the moon as they say and I hope it brings back many happy memories of walking with Gemma on the beach, as they spent hours there together.

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Merry Christmas

I would like to wish all my blog followers and every one else out there a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.

Saturday, 19 December 2009


This is Sam, I drew him a few weeks ago as a suprise Christmas present for our friends Pat and Ian, It was a great relief last night to not have to keep the secret any longer, when we met them for our christmas meal, and presents were exchanged. I hope Sam likes his portrait as much as they seemed too. Merry Christmas Pat, Ian and Sam...

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Doodles Finished

After approx 50 hours Doodles is finished, once my client as approved everything all that is left to do is to sign, mount and frame the drawing, size is approx 11 x 8 inches, drawn on mellotex super white paper. Thants all my Christmas commissions completed bang on time.... pass me the mince pies and sherry....

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Doodles wip

I'm sorry for a lack of postings, but this is down to the fact the my computer has gone to the doctors to be repaired, so my son has allowed me 5 mins on his to post an update on Doodles, I hope to have this finished by Tuesday, mounted framed and delivered by Wednesday, and I hope most of all to have a happy client! as you can see I've started on the rider which was my biggest concern, as this is a gift for the riders Grandmother so it has to look like her..... oh well lots to do Christmas is coming...

Monday, 7 December 2009

Mirabelle Completed

This is the first of two commissions ordered by this client, this one shows Mirabelle, drawn as always on super white Mellotex paper, size is approx 11x8 on A3 paper, drawing time around 45 hours. Now onto the second horse Doodles which will be the same size but showing the rider as well..