Monday, 31 May 2010

New Acrylic painting

I did enjoy this painting though I dont really use acrylic paint much. There is definately an advantage in the fast drying, as it stops me fussing too much!

16 x 12" Acrylic on Canvas.

As yet untitled though I quite like 'drip dry' lol!

Friday, 14 May 2010

Two down....

I think this portrait has taken me longer than any other I have ever done! I am on the home straight now though, phew.

Second Collie is now complete. I am pleased with him. :)
I am doing this portrait as a 'Work in Progress' (with a bit more information on how I am doing the fur, and which colours I am using etc), on 'Wetcanvas' Coloured pencil Forums. here is the Thread link if anyone want to have a look.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

A little more progress on the second dog, I really want to crack on with this now I need to get focused!
Great news yesterday, I have sold 3 original paintings out of the Daryl Nantais gallery, Linton, Cambridgeshire.
My new website upgrade is also coming along really well, my thanks to Lynne at

Monday, 10 May 2010

Second dog appearing

I must confess I was a little worried about tackling this lovely Merle coat on this collie, but I have surprised myself by how much fun it is, and in fact it is easier than a flat area of colour!

Heres a quick update on how its going.

Thursday, 6 May 2010

first of 3 finished

The first of the trio os now completed, I hope to get the next two done a little quicker now I have no other work on. I wasn't sure if I had overworked the rough curls in the neck, but it is an old dog so perhaps it helps show that a little.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

More of the Border Collie

This one is coming along so slowly as I have been very busy of late with the childrens pony and their birthdays, I have also had to make a wedding cake (an interesting sideline!)

Managed a couple of hours this morning so heres a quick update, and a picture of my cake creation!