Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Clover - Finished

Here is the finished version of Clover which I have emailed to the customer and am awaiting approval. She's been great to paint, ever so pretty and enjoyable.

Monday, 30 March 2009


Clover is really starting to take shape now. I'm hopeful that I will be able to get her finished tomorrow but now that I've said that, I'm sure lots of other things will come up and stop me from working on her all day!

Friday, 27 March 2009


Hmmm, I've been working on this painting all day but feel as though I haven't got very far! I think that's mainly because I've been working on more detailed areas such as the eye so haven't been able to cover such a large area of the painting.

The colour of the painting isn't showing as strongly as in real life either due to the lighting but I will make sure it shows properly in the final photo.

Thursday, 26 March 2009


Here is the next stage of Clover. She's such a pretty horse and I'm really enjoying this painting.

Tuesday, 24 March 2009


I made a start on the beautiful Clover today. It's at that very messy stage where I have painted in the background and then blocked out the canvas with a base layer so I promise it will get better!

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Bea - Finished

Here is the final version of Bea, waiting for approval, which I still get nervous about! :-D

Thursday, 19 March 2009


I've nearly finished Bea, just her ears and muzzle to go. I'm quite pleased with my progress so far. As many artists will agree, starting a painting is the hardest part, knowing how you're going to approach it, working out in your head what colours to use, how many layers may be needed for certain areas etc but it gets easier when you get in to it and for me, it's also easier once I've painted in the eyes as this is where a lot of the character lies and you get more of a feel for the painting.

Tuesday, 17 March 2009


I'm back and painting! I got on a bit further with the painting of Bea today and it seems to be coming along okay so far. I'm hoping to crack on with all my paintings now and catch up with deadlines so keep an eye on the blog. Also, many thanks to everyone for your kind words about my dad. He had been ill for a long time with dementia and the cancer was very quick so he was hopefully in very little pain and was completely unaware as to what was happening so he's gone on to a much better place. A place full of ice cream and sail boats, two of his favourite things!

Monday, 2 March 2009

Sad news

Just to let you know that my dad died at the weekend. He'd been very ill so it's a release for him but I won't be getting much painting done for the next couple of weeks but I will be contactable if anyone needs to get in touch.