W/C 18/3/19

Started off the week with my usual Monday morning nordic walk and got home, whizzed to the post office with Maisy’s portrait. I felt absolutely shattered today so to be honest I haven’t achieved much. I felt a little burnt … Continue reading

Bella, 16×12 pastel portrait

My next portrait up is a German Short Haired Pointer called Bella. I have done a couple of GSP’s in the past and I am certainly looking forward to painting this gorgeous lady, as you all know I have a … Continue reading

Lola and Ronnie, double Rottie Portrait, 12.5×12.5 inches

So my next portrait to get sketched out are two beautiful Rottweilers named Ronnie and Lola. I love Rotties. When I grew up in Biggin Hill we used to play in a cul-de-sac opposite our house and a couple that … Continue reading

Packaging Pet Portraits

One of my most frequently asked questions after cost and timescales is how do I package them safely. Over the years I have developed two methods, one for framed and another for unframed. In this blog post I will show … Continue reading

W/C 11/3/19

It’s definitely all about the birthdays in March as it is my son’s 9th birthday tomorrow. I can’t believe I have one more year of my baby being in single figures. I am really not ready for this I can … Continue reading

Maisie, 8×10 inches, pastel dog portrait

I am so looking forward to doing a golden retriever again. It’s been a while and this time it’s the gorgeous Maisie. I was sent a selection of lovely photos to work from and after going through them, cropping and … Continue reading

Molly, 10×8 inch pastel portrait

I have been a bit naughty and not taken many updates of this gorgeous Jack Russell. It has been such a hectic week it just slipped my mind. Anyway I am very pleased with her progress and being the owner … Continue reading

W/C 4/3/19

My birthday week! Although I can’t really make a week of celebrating like I did last year isn’t a special birthday. 41 isn’t special at all. I must admit I don’t like being 41. It never bothered me turning 30 … Continue reading

Double Horse Portrait, 20×16 inches

This is a big portrait for me in pastels. The waters lend themselves to being large pieces of work quite easily, but pastels are so detailed the work that goes into them is immense, so the this size feels very … Continue reading

W/C 25/2/19

So Monday again, new weekly blog post and new pet portraits all being worked on this week. Ava is one and Queenie the other. I start most of my weeks with a Nordic walk with my group. I nearly didn’t … Continue reading