Banjo Final Scan and Photos


Here is the finished scan of the gorgeous collie called Banjo – I hope that you all like it! The drawing is a 12 x 10 pencil and its going to be heading off this week to Australia for a special gift. I would of course like to take it in person….! I have taken some photos of the drawing with…

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Windlesham Warm White New Frame


We have some very good friends who’s daughter will be 18 soon and I have drawn her an autumnal leaf study for her birthday. Having chatted with my framer Amanda on the kind of look I wanted for the frame, she came up with the most beautiful moulding for the project. It is called Windlesham Warm White and its simply stunning. Its such a…

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Stages and final scan of Junior


Today I’m catching up on the blog! There have been lots of portraits completed over the last few weeks and so today I felt the need to catch up. I wanted to let everyone know what amazing artwork has been flying off of our easels and heading out to clients. This portrait of Junior was painted a number of weeks ago and…

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Double Dog Pencil Pet Portraits

Double Dog Pencil Pet Portraits and News!


This week has been very busy in the studio. However it has been very quiet blog wise, as we have been without any internet! We have very slow speeds living rurally, sub 2mbps. Many homes around us are on superfast, however we are one of the minority who don’t and wont be for a number of years. We still have to wait…

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7 Dog Portrait continued….


Everything is much more grounded now on the 7 dog portrait, Nicholas has been adding in the curb they are sitting on. The next stage will be coming soon! The dogs in order are Thurston, Molly, Zoe, Radar, Isabelle, Dixie and Bob. I have also completed my pencil portrait of Stanley and Jarvis, a scan will follow!

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Lily the Tibetan Terrier

Lily the Tibetan Terrier – We Passed our bronze!


Lots of things have been happening here over the last few weeks, from doing lots of small jobs on our little cottage like painting the chimneys, painting and fixing our old sash windows, getting quotes from builders for the our sitting room renovations next year, to getting quotes for drainage around the side of our cottage. Generally sorting things out…

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Starting the 7 dog portrait…….


Here are the first stages of the 7 dog portrait. Nicholas is working on the portrait as we speak and so I will try to take more photos of him working on the painting today. I usually add the photo of the dog he is working on in the corner of the images, however I haven’t at this early stage…

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Nelson’s painting framed!


Here is the completed painting of Nelson the Leonburger. The portrait has been framed in our Curved Gold Line frame and it works really well matching our clients other frame for their previous painting. Nicholas is now starting the big 7 dog painting so I will have the first stages of that soon. I am also just starting other really large…

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Max – Final Scan


Here is Max! I actually completed Max prior to Django, however, I have been doing some additions separate to the portrait which I will reveal when the portrait is framed. I will be able to blog the full story to Max in a few weeks time. Are you all intrigued? If you would like to hear the rest of the…

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Django Final Scan


As you can see I have been busy at my drawing board, and haven’t updated the blog for a while. This time of year gets so busy, I need to spend more time drawing than doing admin, so it does slide a little. Now we have stopped doing all social media it has helped a lot as this is the…

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Leonberger Pet Portraits


Here is the final scan of Nelson the Leonberger. The portrait is a 12 x 10 oil on Italian Linen canvas and Nicholas has been working on the painting over the last couple of weeks. It will now be framed, our client has yet to decide on the frame, but as soon as its all completed we will be sure to…

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Next stages of Nelson


Here are the next stages of Nelson. The photos have come out a lot greyer, I hope to have a better photo by tomorrow. The scan will also show the colours better too…which will be coming soon! Busy, busy here!

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Leonberger Pet Portraits


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…

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Final scan of Lilly


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…

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Next Stages of Lilly…..


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!  

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Oil Painting First stages of Lilly


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…

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Pencil Portrait of Layla


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…

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Oil Pet Portraits – Buttercup’s final scan


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…

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Next Stages of Buttercup


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…

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Buttercup – Dog Oil Portrait Early Stages


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…

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Final Scan of the Horse Oil Painting of Artu


Here is the final scan of Artu, Nicholas’ latest horse oil painting on canvas. The painting is for a surprise birthday very soon and we are hoping that the recipient is thrilled with the outcome. Our clients will be framing the painting, so are looking forward to seeing a photo when its framed and hanging in situ. We hope that you…

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Artu – Horse Portrait Stages


Here are the stages to the horse painting in oils of Artu. As our readers have seen from the last few blog posts I created, I’m gradually catching up with the blog.  I haven’t been able to post Artu’s stages over the last week. Nicholas has been working really hard on the painting and its looking lovely in the studio, its really delicate…

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Video of Kilo


Here is the video of my pencil portrait framed of Kilo! Some of our readers might have been following my research over the last few months into DSLR cameras and recorders to record my videos on. I received some great advice from experienced filmers and You Tubers as I was looking to upgrade my filming system.  The main sticking point with the…

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Pencil Pet Portrait of Kilo Framed


Here are the photos of my pencil pet portrait of Kilo framed. We really love this frame, it is becoming one of my personal favourite for my pencils drawings. The inner mount on this one is a slightly darker colour. Its a bluer grey than we usually add. We felt that as the background of the portrait was shaded, it needed…

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