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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Pencil Pet Portraits of Kilo – Photos on my easel.


I have been wanting to blog these for a number of weeks, since the portrait of Kilo was complete. However with preparing for going away on our summer holidays, I completely ran out of time. So finally I am happy to be able to blog the photos I took while the portrait was on my easel and then on my plan chest…

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Back from Holiday!


We have recently returned form a lovely holiday visiting friends and family in Cornwall. We came back just over a week ago and have been really busy on our return. I’m just finally now catching up on our blog. It is a summer bank holiday weekend here in the UK, although not for Scotland! Having said that, we are working today…

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Mr Bones Oil Painting – Final Scan


Here is the Mr Bones oil painting final scan! We love this painting and the recipient is thrilled. It will hopefully be heading off today via courier hopefully arriving in the US just in time for their special day. We hope you all like it too!

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Oil Dog Portrait – Mr Bones First Stages


Here are the first stages of the 10 x 8 inches dog oil portrait of Mr Bones. This is a surprise oil painting which will hopefully be presented to the recipient on August the 15th. Mr Bones was a much loved family member who has sadly now passed away. Nicholas will bring him to life on canvas for the family to treasure.…

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Angel and Patch Portrait Framed


Here are the photos of Angel and Patch framed! We really love the way this one has come out. It is a very calm portrait, the way Angel is looking out at us from a sunny day makes us smile. The portrait is as 16 x 12 inch pencil portrait with the windsor wash frame and double mount of Pale Grey and…

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Dog and Cat Pencil Portrait


Here is my latest dog and cat pencil portrait to come off of my drawing board. Its of a cat called Patch and a dog called Angel.  The portrait is a 16 x 12 inches drawing for a returning client and the portrait is going to be framed using the Windsor Wash frame. As soon as I have photos of the…

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Family Pet Portraits


Here is the final scan  of the family pet portraits painting that Nicholas has been working on for the last couple of weeks. The painting is for a surprise wedding gift and it has been really great watching the painting come to life in the studio. i just love the way Nicholas has painted the portrait and I’m not sure…

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Stages of ‘The Family Pet Portrait’


Things have been busy here in the studio and again I am just about to catch up on lots of blog posts from everything thats been happening here with pour portraits. So first up are the rest of the stages of the portrait for Patricia. I will follow with a final scan of the painting. Hopefully it will be heading…

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People Pet Portraits!


Here is the first stage of the latest painting Nicholas is working on. It is being completed for a surprise wedding present for a family in Australia. Nicholas has laid down the initial stages in an umber and sienna line drawing and now he is working on the undertones of the painting. I took this photo before he had completed the…

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Dog Pet Portraits


James (USA) emailed me a few months ago enquiring about my dog pet portraits as their family had recently lost their beautiful dog called Kilo. James requested a 12 x 10 pencil portrait and you can see the finished scan below. As kilo was mainly a white dog, I felt the background needed some amount of shading and it has really…

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Dog Portraits – Happy Clients


Paula commissioned me to draw her beautiful dog called Teasel at the start of this year. You can see Teasel’s portrait and read more about the drawing and the commission on my dog portraits gallery  – Teasels Portrait >>  Paula emailed me an absolutely fabulous photo of her with Teasels drawing now the portrait has been framed by her local framer. I…

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Cat Pencil Portraits – Happy Clients


You may remember Tyson, one of my recent cat pencil portraits, which I posted about a month ago. It was a pencil drawing at 12 x 10 size framed using our Windsor Wash frame. Kim, the owner of Tyson’s portrait, rang me all the way from the USA to thank me for the portrait which arrived safely after its journey from the UK. I love…

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Cat Pencil Pet Portraits Montage


Welcome to my latest Cat Pencil Pet Portraits Montage. This portrait was commissioned by Vivian in Hong Kong who arranged this portrait as a birthday gift for her friend. The portrait was a complete surprise last month and so I wasn’t able to post it on my blog until now. I think this has to be one of my favourite pet portraits…

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Cat Portraits Happy Clients


Happy clients Julie and Howard commissioned me to draw their cats Pixie and Boots a few months ago. They have very kindly sent a photo of their portrait in Situ. They had their local framer frame the portrait in a walnut frame, leaving plenty of space around the drawing for it to breathe. Julie sent me a lovely email along with the photo.…

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Dachshund Pencil Portraits – Lily


Its funny how things go with the animals we paint and draw. This year we had two ‘Gypsy’s’ in a row – a horse and a dog. Now we have two Lily’s in a row, a painting and a drawing!  This is Lily the Dachshund and I drew her a few months ago as a surprise birthday present. Sue rang me from London…

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Dachshund Oil Painting – Final Scan of Lily


Its been quite a few days since our last blog post showing the dachshund oil painting in progress, as usual its been busy, busy, busy in the studio. Nicholas has completed the portrait of the sleeping Dachshund puppy called Lilly and I have added a finished scan below. The painting is 26″ x 14″ and it is a traditional oil on linen…

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Dachshund Portrait – Next stages of Lilly


Here are the next two stages of Lilly’s Dachshund Portrait. The camera seems to be whiting the painting out slightly. The background is much richer in tone here in the studio. Its a warm ochre colour which works really well with Lilly’s coat colouring. Hopefully the finished scan will show the colours better which I will post here next week. Its pouring…

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Dachshund Pet Portraits


Here are the early stages of Lilly, Dachshund Pet Portraits. This is Nicholas’ latest painting on his easel. Isn’t she absolutely gorgeous! Lilly was fast asleep when our client Nicola took the photo and it has made for a beautiful painting and a great memory of when Lilly was a puppy. We are hoping to meet Lilly very soon as we…

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Chico and Amber Video


Here is the video of Chico and Amber, which is slightly longer than usual as I am chatting about both paintings. I have taken video of each painting separately too and I will add those to the horse and dog website soon along with this one for our main website. I also have a few updates planned with a new page for…

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