Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Martha the dog

Martha the dog
21 x 28cm
dark brown pastel paper on the smooth side

Nikko the dog

Nikko the dog
22 x 27cm
brown mid tone pastel paper on the smooth side.


Monday, 25 July 2016

Dog

My first attempt at painting a dog in pastel.
I had to order some new pastels from Terry Ludwig to do this piece.
The reason why I decided to a dog portrait is because my brother-in-law has the same breed and wants me do a portrait for him, so I need to check if I could even do one, and get some practice at the same time. 

Size 28cm x 21cm on mid-brown toned pastel paper.
Mostly Terry Ludwig's Umber Shadows & Shades pastels.


Thursday, 14 April 2016

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Flying home to roost

In the photo reference I used for this painting, I loved the deep blue of the sky  against the cloud bathed in the light of the setting sun. It was a blue that you never see in the day full daylight. The birds also added a little extra story to this simple composition.



Thursday, 31 March 2016

Hay Bales

Late summer, hay bale field with ominous clouds on the horizon threatening to engulf what was a sunny afternoon.

Photo ref.
229mm X 152mm Daler & Rowney toned paper.


Monday, 21 March 2016

The Paddy


This was an enjoyable piece to do. 
A paddy field in early autumn.
 I didn't do any measurement or size or scale, just measured by eye. Didn't try to copy exactly either.

Photo ref.
229mm x 152mm mid brown toned Daler & Rowney paper.