Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thursday Thoughts

This is another stage in my large acrylic, I can't wait to put the animal in but I'm making myself wait until the background is complete.
I have a few unrelated bits and pieces to share hence the heading 'Thursday Thoughts'
Thank you to all the people who bought my prints and cards at the Supreme cat show. I am happy to report that I sold out of several card designs together with all the prints I'd taken of the Siamese.
I'm working on three new coloured pencil guides, a wolf, a tiger and a snow leopard.
With these new guides I am going to offer the option of including the full size line drawing, reference photograph and paper for an additional charge.
The tiger is a little different in that he has his mouth open which I thought made a change from a more traditional portrait and gives me a chance to demonstrate how I do the tongue and make the gums look wet.
My apologies to all the people who notified me that they were interested in taking my online course. I originally thought I would have time to fit it in this year but unfortunately I haven't been able to and am now aiming to start early next year. I will email you all when it is available.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Blue Point Siamese in Coloured Pencil and Pan Pastel

The last image is now completed and ready for me to print in the morning so that it will be available at the Supreme.
The image size is 6 x 8 and it will be mounted/matted in white, the mounted/matted size will be 10 x 12.
The prints will be giclee, signed by me in pencil and limited to 350 worldwide.
Anyone interested in a print but not going to the Supreme can email me for details. The print will be available from my website once I have time to add it.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Supreme Cat Show, Birmingham UK

A selection of fine art cards available from my trade stand at the Supreme Cat Show.

The Supreme Cat show will be held at the NEC, Birmingham, next Saturday the 19th of November.
It is open to the public from 9.00 to 5.30 and is situated in Halls 17 and 18.

I've been busy this week printing cards and mounting and framing prints and have several new images available.
The Supreme is one of the highlights of my year, it has a wonderful atmosphere, everyone is really friendly but best of all I get to walk round and see some wonderful cats.

Come and say hello if you're at the show.

Link : GCCF Supreme Cat Show

Friday, November 11, 2011

An Acrylic Puzzle

I'm going to paint all the background on this one before I add the animal so that I don't get a halo effect.
It's 16 x 20 acrylic on board.
I prepared my own board by adding several coats of gesso and sanding between each coat. The finished surface is very smooth which is how I like it.
Once I'd finished with the gesso I painted a mid grey all over which I find better to work on than the white of the gesso.

This will be a small animal on a large background, any guesses what it might be?

Monday, November 07, 2011

Raccoon - Part 2

I haven't done a great deal more on the raccoon but I didn't want to wait to post any longer.
I'm busy with a couple of Christmas commissions and working on a large acrylic painting. I also don't seem to have had much to say recently but hopefully things will improve soon. I'll post my acrylic soon which is a little different from my usual work.