Hello. I've been a bit quiet on here. The reason is Christmas. Most of the portraits I've been doing are to be Christmas presents so I have been asked not to post them in case the surprise is ruined!
I was recently asked to paint a St Bernard. My client asked 'could I do two?' I explained I'm not a photocopier but could do a framed quality print of the original but this was no good. So I painted the same dog twice for him, albeit from different poses.
The dog, Strongbow, is very ill. I have met him (it was like fussing a welsh pony) and it was very poignant for me to paint him.
Here is Strongbow...
I will update this blog now and again with any work in progress and, if there is any interest I will explain some of my techniques.