Wednesday, 31 March 2010

My sheep at The Anchor, Shapwick


The Anchor asked to have my Greyface-Dartmoor sheep paintings on display. They are beautfully framed in ash wood and ready for my DAW exhibition in May. The greetings cards with the same image on have been a best seller on my website. 

The Anchor is a friendly pub and has a fantastic menu of local food in a lovely restaurant, just off the Badbury Rings road. Let me know what ewe think!




Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Pastel workshops at Stewarts, Wimborne

Hope the start of spring has started you thinking about drawing the lovely Dorset scenery as it comes back to life. My pastel workshops are hosted by Stewarts Garden Centre, in the Phoenix Centre, Wimborne. It's a great with room with natural light and lots of space. The courses are suitable for beginners and experienced artists, a selection of pastels can be provided for beginners and experimentation. We’ll be covering all sorts of techniques and subjects to get you inspired to take your pastels out and capture a beautiful summer scene.

April 29 th, May 6 th, 13 th, 20 th and 27 th

May 29th to June 13th Dorset Art Weeks 2010 - come and watch demonstrations and see a huge range of artists at Stewarts Garden Centre. More details to follow

June 24 th , July, 1 st, 8 th and 15 th

More information on my website http://www.thepastelartist.co.uk/workshops.htm
or give me a call to chat through ideas. 01258 458803

Monday, 22 March 2010

Work in progress

Working on a logo for a cattery. Cute kitten in a hammock!

4 working spaniels on the easel today - nearly finished

I've been working on these for a few weeks, its been hard working on all four on the same piece of paper! Nerve racking until I had finished the bottom one which was the last to be started! The top one is Mum to the middle two and bottom one is the youngest addition. What a house full!

Monday, 15 March 2010

On the easel today - Cocker spaniel with springer spaniel markings and terrier portrait

Working on a cocker spaniel pastel portrait that has springer spaniel markings. A slightly smaller dog but with the lovely markings of the springer spaniel! Its nearly finished after spending yesterday drawing it on a windy hilltop whilst at a P2P! Extreme drawing..... oh yes!

Terrier portrait nearly finished having been drawn in comfort in my studio!

Friday, 5 March 2010

Gift voucher - Pastel workshops

Keith came to two of my pastel workshops having recieved it as a Gift Voucher for Xmas. This is one of his pictures - its brilliant for someone who's not tried pastels before.
More information about a personalised Gift voucher
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