Tuesday, 14 December 2010
Wednesday, 8 December 2010
Thursday, 25 November 2010
Friday, 19 November 2010
These lovely pair have been a pleasure to draw, I'm a real spaniel fan! They make great portraits and have so much character in those lovely eyes. Thanks for the comment about the 'Welshie eye' on my blog, Frak, it prompted me to upload this scan.
Sunday, 14 November 2010
Sunday, 7 November 2010
Friday, 5 November 2010
Wednesday, 3 November 2010
Vizsla pastel portrait, what a beautiful pose to work from. Alway tricky getting the right 'brown' but hopefully this one is coming along well.
Tuesday, 26 October 2010
Monday, 25 October 2010
Monday, 18 October 2010
I've never been asked to draw a Cao da Serra de Aires portrait before, these two live in Jersey and I've enjoyed drawing them.
Here's a bit more about them, taken from the website shown below.
'The standard was recognized in 1932 by the Clube Portugues de Canicultura.The Serra de Aires Dog is quite popular in Portugal but nearly unknown in Euroge (where it is usually simply called the "Portugese Sheepdog")
In Portugal,the Cao da Serra de Aires tends and drives the flocks ofsheeps, goats or cattle, particularly in the Alantejo and Ribatejo regions, where it adapted well to the dry and flat areas as well as the harsh climate (freezing and windy in winter, torrid and dusty in summer).'
Here's the website.
Wednesday, 13 October 2010
Friday, 8 October 2010
Monday, 4 October 2010
Saturday, 2 October 2010
Monday, 27 September 2010
Just had a lovely message from Angela to say that Monty's portrait was well received. That's great news, I thought it was a great portrait to draw, what a lovely face! Portraits make great gifts, we luckily managed to keep this a secret even thought we had to kidnap the dog for a photo shoot. It always helps to meet the dog if possible to get an impression of the character.
Sunday, 26 September 2010
Happy birthday Ann, glad you liked your portrait. They make a great pair. Hope you have a brilliant rest of the day,
Saturday, 18 September 2010
Tuesday, 14 September 2010
Wednesday, 8 September 2010
Tuesday, 7 September 2010
Monday, 6 September 2010
Wednesday, 25 August 2010
Tuesday, 10 August 2010
Thursday, 29 July 2010
Wednesday, 28 July 2010
Thursday, 15 July 2010
in time for Summer holidays. We're now off to find more views for
inspiration ready for September when we'll start again!
Tuesday, 13 July 2010
make flower meadows, we've looked at different artists to get some
inspiration including Van Gogh and Monet. These iris's look fantastic!
Friday, 9 July 2010
I was lucky enough to be selected to work as artist in residence with Stourfield Junior as part of The Mermaid Princess project with Poole Lighthouse. I was asked to design a wall hanging with the children that responded to the Italian theatre company, Teatro Kismet, production of The Mermaid Princess. The children enjoyed the production and wanted to make a beautiful mermaid with a shoal of recycled fish alongside which was displayed with a beautiful woven background on an old fishing net. It was much bigger than we first thought it would be as the children loved weaving the net with the different materials to create the background – it just kept growing! The final product looked fantastic and far exceeded my initial ideas, the children added so much more than I could I have ever imagined, their enthusiasm was amazing! If you get the chance to see it pop in, it’s on display along with other art products from other local artists from tomorrow until the middle of September.
More information here The lighthouse poole.
Thursday, 8 July 2010
I had a great day out at West Mead Creative with Ros Fry and Letty, her new pup. Ros has a wide range of experience in arts marketing and development and offers mentoring and advice for artists and creative businesses. Creative Dorset are supporting local artists with funding for career development. I’ve been to a number of Ros’s workshops and always come away feeling inspired so a one to one session was a great treat! Ros and I had a brainstorming afternoon and have now come up with some exciting plans for the next year. Dorset is a great place for artist’s, we get lots of extra support through Creative Dorset. I’ll be working on some new ideas, more to follow.....
Wednesday, 7 July 2010
with Stewarts funding. The children worked together to make some
lovely silk panels. We made 15 over three days! The children were
fantastic at working together and designing the panels.
Friday, 18 June 2010
Wednesday, 9 June 2010
from his recent holidays. Check out his blog for more pics. www.roryroryrory.blogspot.com
Wednesday, 2 June 2010
Friday, 21 May 2010
Thursday, 20 May 2010
Friday, 14 May 2010
racking! These are a lovely selection of characters and great fun to
draw. A bit of finishing off to do but nearly there!