Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Puma in Watercolour

The eagle has been put to one side while I painted this puma in watercolour.
It's 8 x 10 on a Stathmore paper I brought back from Canada. I just have the chest to finish and add some whiskers.
The paper is really white which is working well for me.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Fine Art Christmas Cards

(Please note the black border is only to show the card edges, it is not on the actual card)

I've spent the morning creating Christmas cards from my original artwork.
I'm planning on having a Christmas/Seasonal shop here on my blog and also on my website, from the beginning of October until the end of December.

I'm going to offer a selection of cards and prints for sale and maybe even one or two small originals.
These are the first four images which I'm planning on selling in packs of four.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Grey and White Cat in mixed Media

'Summer's End'
an ACEO by Gayle (2.5 x 3.5 inches)
To bid click here.
I decided to create another aceo today, I like to use this small format to try out ideas for future larger pieces.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Golden Eagle in Watercolour

I decided it was time to get the watercolours out, which I do from time to time.
I took the photograph of this captive Golden Eagle at a game fair last year when it was just about to fly.
This is 10 x 8 on watercolour paper and hopefully will be going to the USA to be included in the joint exhibition.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Ring-Tailed Lemur

To bid click here
Coloured pencil and acrylic on black stonehenge paper, 7 x 9 inches
Today was a frustrating day. I was supposed to be having a window replaced with patio doors. So I got up early and made sure that everything was cleared from the work space, got the dogs organised and we moved the cars around to create space on the drive.
The builder turned up twenty minutes late, not too bad you think; at least until he rang the glazier, the doors wouldn't be ready until next Tuesday. Now I'd also organised the internet guy to come and move the cable and a landscape gardener to come later in the week to sort out some decking.
All this needed to be put on hold, (the cable did get moved) which is frustrating to say the least.
It could be worse, the builder could have knocked the wall down before he found out the doors weren't made yet.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Millie the Spaniel continued

I have continued with Millie the Spaniel, now both eyes can watch me :)

I have started adding pages to my blog, the first one will be a showcase for any original artwork I have for sale.
I intend to add a page with details of the materials I use. It might be useful to have all the information in one place rather than spread throughout the blog.
However I've been making the most of the nice weather to tame some areas of the garden. I always find it amazing that anything with thorns grows three times as fast as anything else. Of course my gardening gloves are missing, I have my suspicions that a certain four legged friend, otherwise known as Cody has had something to do with their demise.