I hope everyone has enjoyed the gorgeous bank holiday weather, we were at a wedding yesterday. My cousin got married yesterday and I was so pleased that the weather was good for him. For me it was almost too hot and luckily I don’t think the dogs cared that much that they were left all day because of the heat.
I am busy juggling about 4 pet portraits at the moment, still all the spaniels. However I am getting nearer to finishing them and then I can scan and show you them! I feel so bad for not being able to show you any new work for such a long time. I am off walking around the kent countryside tomorrow with my Nordic walkers and then it will be back to the drawing boar tomorrow. I hope by the end of the day to have the two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels finished and then I have a rather sweet and unusual dog to paint as a wedding gift. Tuesday I want to get the both double dog portraits nearly finished and then I need to double check my schedule I was hoping to escape down to the coast or away for one night while the hot weather is here. We shall see. I wish I hadn’t felt so ill for so long as it’s cost me quite a bit of my summer relaxation time. Never mind can’t win them all!
I am going to upload some of the progress shots of the current pet portraits. I hope they upload the right way as my mobile phone always seems to do it wonky. If they do please accept my apologies until I get a chance to get on my laptop and correct them!
Wooop success for the first double spaniel dog portrait!
Oh wow, I am on a roll here, second pet portrait commission I am working on!
Wow so we are officially one week and counting to the end of the 6 week summer break. Blink and you would have missed it! I had a lovely nordic walk around Kent this morning and I can’t wait to get back to updating my blog properly and my facebook page etc. I feel with everything that has gone on this summer I have been really lax in keeping you posted, but what can you do?! Sometimes life just gets in the way. Hopefully tomorrow I will be able to get at least one of my recent pet portraits scanned in for you, if not three. I need to try and get up there before the heat builds up too much as apparently it’s going to be another scorcher tomorrow. At least it is a nice way to see out the summer holidays! Stand by for some pet portraits tomorrow! Yeeeehaw!
I did it. I braved the heat of the loft room after my daughter awoke at 10am this morning she is a teenager after all, and scanned in two pet portraits. These are the 6th and 7th dog portraits for my client and I am honoured to do them for him as he works fostering dogs and I have painted many of their portraits now.
Meet Mango and Perry
And I have finally scanned in the double spaniel portrait. You did see a progress shot of this further up in the blog, but I am really delighted with how the finished pet portrait has turned out especially the heather. I works really well with the two dogs I think. What do you think? Don’t forget you can see many more of my spaniel portraits in the dog portrait gallery.
Oh I am so happy, I made it into the studio today and set up my filming of my pet portraits again! It’s been so long, but I am delighted to be back. I need to set up a few things on my new laptop such as calibrate my monitor and so on before I can totally move back in. To be honest it tends be to hot in the summer months in there! Not a chance of me having got in there earlier in the week! Anyway the pet portrait I am filming is of guess what???? Yes another springer spaniel hahaha! I told you it’s all about the springer spaniels. However when these two delightful portraits we are having a semi break from the dog portraits. I have a few gift vouchers to do, but it will be back to the horses and a cat portrait! So lots to look forward to and some variation too.
The kids will be back at school by Tuesday next week and then I can do more filming in my studio. I won’t be filming all the pet portraits I do as it can be a bit of distraction as my set up needs some work yet and as result of it not being perfect I can get distracted by worrying about getting in the way and that the filming is going right etc. However I am going to look into some better equipment over the coming months. I need to find out the names of what I need. i need something that can hang my phone over the work, but not sure what it would be called. I will work it out. The kids really want me to set up a you tube channel. I think that would be beyond my capabilities at the moment, but you never know! Love a challenge!