Thursday, March 29, 2012

Brown Hare - Limited Edition Giclee Print Available

'Run For Fun'
Limited Edition Giclee print
Image Size 9 x 7 inches
Matted/Mounted in white to 11 x 14 inches.

My latest print is now available to purchase. It has been taken from my graphite drawing and I am limiting the edition to 200 prints worldwide.
For this print I have added the title to the white space at the bottom of the image and I will sign and number each print in pencil.

The print will cost £22.00 plus £2.00 post and packing.
If you are interested you can buy direct from my website, or email me for further details.

I'm having a 'mad march hare' auction on eBay for the first print listed (it will be numbered 2/200) starting at £1.00. Once this one sells the prints will revert to the normal price of £22.00
Click here to join the auction

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Cats, Colourfix Paper and Colourfix Board

'Family Portrait'
Mixed Media on Soft Umber Colourfix Board
I've started the second new cat painting for 2012 and decided to try a new surface.
I'm using a colourfix plein air board in soft umber.
The colourfix boards are archive quality 2mm white board ready primed with Colorfix Fine Tooth Pastel Primer. I decided to give them a try after reading that they are acid free, lightfast and fully permanent.
The boards come in several colours and have a standard workable area of 12 x 16 inches.
There appears to be slightly more tooth than on the colourfix paper this does mean you go through coloured pencils quite quickly but means more layers can be applied. I have found no problem applying acrylic paint both to the board itself and on top of the coloured pencil.

I purchased the boards online from Great Art as I found they offered the best price.
Link : Great Art

I have another new surface to try, Canson Mi-Teintes Board, cat number three coming up.

Friday, March 09, 2012

Mixed Media Cat on Colourfix

I'm working on the first of my cat paintings for 2012.
This is acrylic and coloured pencil on blue colourfix, plenty of work still to be done on the background. There is more above the cat< I've just included the bit that fit on my scanner.

I'm going to be doing at least a couple of shows with Made in Yorkshire this year. The first of these will be Harrogate Spring Flower Show held on Thursday 26th April to Sunday the 29th. I'm hoping to launch a series depicting animals and birds from the UK.