Here are the first stages of the portrait of Nelson for returning clients. Nicholas has been at his easel for a number of days and he is a little ahead of these stages at the moment. I have yet to take some of the newer photos off of the camera so more stages will follow very soon. The painting is of Nelson the Leonberger at 12 x 10 size. He was a very special dog to our clients family and is sorely missed. The portrait will be framed in a wooden frame which I am just in the process of arranging, it could be a new frame to add to our ever growing range!
Here is the final scan of the oil painting of Lilly. The portrait is a 12 x 10 and was painted as a graduation gift for a returning client and we hope that the recipient is thrilled with the outcome! Nicholas has now started the painting of Nelson and I have very nearly completed the portrait of Max so it’s all go here in the studio. More blog posts to follow soon.
Here are the final stages of Lilly’s portrait. I love the first close up photo I took below as it was really in focus. The paintbrush against the canvas looks sharp and realistic and the painting beautifully soft with Lilly gorgeous eyes. I will have a final scan to follow!
Nicholas has been working on the painting of Lilly for the last few days and he is a little further ahead than this below. I will have more stages to follow shortly. Isn’t Lilly lovely! I’m really looking forward to seeing her collar painted with all of the little diamonds. I also love the creamy, buttery background colour he has used. This one is going to be fabulous!
Here is the final scan of Layla, I hope you like her! This is my latest pencil portrait which I have thoroughly enjoyed drawing. My first completed drawing since returning from our holiday. It has been really busy here in the studio over the last few weeks, I have still been catching up with clients emails and mockups. I’m now booking my pencil drawings well into 2017 which is incredible.
Nicholas has started work on the oil portrait of Lilly and I will be adding the first stages later today.
Here is the final scan of the lovely painting of Buttercup. The painting exudes warmth and Buttercups face shines out in the painting. The scan has come out slightly duller than the original, the paint often catches the light in the scanner however hopefully our readers will be able to get a good idea of what the final painting is like.
I have another blog post to follow tomorrow, with my latest portrait and some photos to go along with it. Stay tuned!
Here are the next stages of the painting of Buttercup! Nicholas is working more on the painting today and so I will have another stage in my next blog post.
September is here and it really does feel as though the weather is turning Autumnal here. The garden is full of leaves and although we have the studio door open, it feels colder than is has been.
Today for me is all about admin. I have been emailing clients, arranging our schedule and updating our client list, ordering canvas and creating mockups. I’m finally getting caught up here in the studio and it feels good to be getting ahead. It’s really important to be organised as we have lots of work ahead of us.
We are now fully booked for portraits for Christmas and are taking bookings for January. This is the most pencil drawings I have ever had in my schedule along with the largest paintings Nicholas has had in his schedule.
So if anyone is interested in having portraits for specific dates, do let us know as soon as possible. We can get you into our client lists for the January spots as they do get booked up fast.
More posts to follow of Buttercup tomorrow.
Here are the first stages of Buttercup, the current oil painting on Nicholas’ easel. As you may have seen from our blog today I have done many posts, and have finally got caught up.
While I have been doing admin on the iMac, Nicholas has been working on Buttercup’s painting all day. We have lots more stages in the camera, so I will follow this post tomorrow with lots more photos. The portrait is a 16 x 12 oil on Italian Linen canvas and it will be for a birthday surprise very soon.
More to follow, stay tuned!