Parental Guidance…

As mentioned in a previous post (‘Selfie’), it was my parents, and more specifically my dad, who suggested that I should try portraiture. He was interested enough in that previous effort to say that he’d like to see what I would do with his portrait. Well, never one to ignore parental guidance, I set to and […]

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It has been a while since I tackled a wharf. I thought it might prove a relaxing subject after the excitement of animal and human portraiture, in any case, although perhaps I should have chosen a wharf with other than white boats. All my pretty colours left in the tin…aww! Anyhow, I liked this summer […]

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I can finally post this picture! The portrait of our cats was not my first try at animal portraiture, rather the above picture was. Lottie is a ‘Newfiepoo’, a mixture of Newfoundland and Poodle, and is the beloved pet of two of our best friends from the UK. We wanted to surprise them with a […]

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‘Warts and all’ is supposed to have been the request of Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector during the English Commonwealth (sounds like ‘Game of Thrones’, I know!) back in the 1600s, when having his portrait painted. Well, I am thankfully free of warts but have plenty of wrinkles to work with. When my parents visited last month, they […]

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Wild Thing

Well, having broken my duck on the ‘animal image’ thing, I thought I ought to consolidate and practice a bit more, and try drawing something wild. Whilst on holiday in British Columbia late last month, we visited E.C. Manning Provincial Park in the Cascades Mountains, right on the border with Washington State, USA. We did […]

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The Girls…

I have shied away a little from animal pictures but, really, as a ‘wildlife’ artist, I think that animals must be a part of the portfolio, so I decided to have a go and chose a handy subject, our own pet cats, for the first go. I know they are hardly wild, although they can get pretty riled […]

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Summer at Baccaro

  I like drawing birds, and have done for years. I also enjoy the colour of the wharf scenes, but I really haven’t got a feel for landscapes, so I have to rather force myself to have a go. There is always a bird that I could be drawing! A couple of weeks ago we […]

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