Digitally Manipulated Pet Portraits

I have noticed recently that my rankings are slipping, bigger competition from big companies like Not on the High Street and Etsy makes it hard to keep up. The individual can never compete with big company who has specialist web … Continue reading

And In Other News…..

I am so totally over the moon to have sold two Jolly Splashes Canvases today. I was approached by a property developer in France who is in the process of building two holiday homes to rent out and he needs … Continue reading

Erin, Greyhound Pastel Dog Portrait, 14×11 inches

The latest pet portrait for Christmas is going to be of the beautiful Erin. A black greyhound. It has been a while since I have painted a portrait of a greyhound, the last portrait I did of one was Queenie … Continue reading

What Else Has Been Going On?

This year hasn’t disappointed on the curve ball front. One thing that is far too personal to discuss, but was a big upset last week. I also had another really nasty flare up of my plantar fasciitis Sunday and yesterday. … Continue reading

Mack, Pastel Dog Portrait. 10×8 inches

My next commission on the list is the gorgeous Mack. A yellow labrador, head and shoulders pastel portrait. The reference photo I was sent for Mack was lovely, I decided to change the background slightly. I raised Mack higher so … Continue reading

Two Pet Portraits….

I think in my last blog post I mentioned my two current pet portraits I am working on. Shadie the Cat and Luna the GSD. I had hoped to write a bit of a stage by stage, at least on … Continue reading

W/C 04/11/19

Well it is that time of year where I am flooded with Christmas Commissions again. I am fully booked for pet portraits now, unless I get ahead of myself. I have learnt from many years of experience it’s not worth … Continue reading

Catch Up

It’s been ages since I have written a roper catch up blog with you all. I don’t know why I haven’t done so, they were a weekly thing for a good long while. I guess life sometimes just gets in … Continue reading

Puglsey 18×14 inches, Horse Portrait

I have to admit I have been working on this handsome boy for about a week now. Slow progress as I have had to reference bits from other photographs as my client wanted the head collar off and bridle on. … Continue reading

Other Goings On

I really must make the effort to get back into my weekly blogs too. So many things have slipped recently and I have been lax at getting them back on track.  Hopefully some have you have been following Joe’s blog. … Continue reading