Sarah’s Pet Portraits Exciting News

I know I have been a bit slack with blog posts and updating you with recent pet portrait news recently. I must apologise for this. There has been a number of reasons, firstly the madness of Covid, but I think everyones world has been turned upside down by this...

Pet Portraits Update

It has been a crazy few weeks, not only with pet portraits, but also my animals, so apologies for the lack of the updates!We started off with poor Murray getting a nasty skin infection. The trouble is he is the master of invisibilty in the summer, we barely see him...

Halle, Dachshund Dog Portrait

So I am on to my next few commissions, I tend to work in batches and have two maybe three on the go. I also have a gorgeous Terrier Evie, who’s pet portrait has been started. However I started Halle yesterday and I seem to be on a bit of a roll with her...

Labrador Dog Portrait, Paddington

So the next lucky subject to be turned into one of my pet portraits is Paddington, the stunning Golden retreiver. I can’t wait to get started on him. Last year I had the honour of painting his fur brother Cooper last year. Cooper had a beach background but...

Double Dog Portrait, Flo and Angus

This is going to be a gorgeous portrait of two labrador retrievers called Flo and Angus. One is a yellow lab and the other is a black lab. My client was looking for a special gift for her Mum after her trip away for her Birthday was cancelled due to Covid-19. She sent...

Bailey, Dog Portrait in Pastels 10×12 inches

Next up on the easel is a gorgeous Border Collie named Bailey. The last Border Collie portrait I had was Marmo, just before Christmas. I am delighted to get back to doing another one. Such an intelligent and good looking breed. Bailey is a beautiful Tri Border collie,...

Tia Golden Retriever Dog Portrait

Next commission and we are back to the pastel pet portraits. I am enjoying the mix of juggling between coloured pencil and pastel and I even had a pen and watercolour commission to do this week. It has been a while since I have completed one of those. Tia is a...

Drawing Mr Fox

I hosted my first ‘proper’ Live Draw on facebbok yesterday evening. I asked everyone who follows my page to choose between a fox and a retriever puppy. Fox one hands down and I was delighted to get to paint another as I haven’t since I painted Amber...

Florrie, Terrier Dog Portrait

By all accounts Florrie was an amazing dog! She was a rescue came from a litter of puppies that were put of adoption with her Mum. As you may know I am partial to terriers myself, having two of them myself. One one is a terrier cross, so it was a pleasure to paint...

Triple Dog Portrait in Coloured Pencil

I really feel like I am getting to grips with coloured pencils. I am starting, very slowly to learn what colours I need for what. It is most definitely not second nature like for my pastel pet portraits, but that is hardly surprising. I have been using pastels for my...