Wednesday, November 28, 2012

2nd abstract finished

I found these panoramic canvases in the shops the other day and thought it would be perfect for my next abstract.  I've painted this in a similar style to the first but a bit more colourful, I changed a few things along the way but I'm happy with the end result.  Oil on canvas, 8" x 16".

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Abstract Landscape

Oil on Canvas Board, 9" x 12".  Something a bit different, an abstract landscape.  Really enjoyed painting this and I'm already planning some more in this style.

Animal Challenge

Drew this the other day for the Animal Challenge on the Art Tutor website, coloured pencils on Bristol paper.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Oil on Canvas Paper.  Just a little 30 minute painting I did on canvas paper.  My first attempt at painting a seascape or any kind of landscape for that matter, it's really hard!  I'm planning on a larger seascape painting so I wanted to experiment what colours work well etc....

Monday, November 19, 2012

"Mouse Hunter" finished

Oil on Gessobord, 9" x 12".  Really pleased with how this turned out.  When I started it I had a different style in mind but it sort of evolved on it's own.  Can't wait to plan another painting now!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Fox in oil

Started this painting today but I'm not sure if I'm happy with how it's going. I want it to be a bit more loose than this and more impressionistic in style, I don't want to get bogged down with detail....

Friday, November 16, 2012

Etsy shop update!

Today I've been busy revamping my Etsy shop and listing some original drawings.  At the moment I only have originals but I am hoping to have some prints available soon too.  I have finished the fox drawing I was working on and he's now in my Etsy shop, one of my favourites I think :)

You can visit my Etsy shop here:

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Fox in progress

Coloured pencils on pastel paper.   I couldn't wait to get started on this fox today and managed to get quite a bit done.  Just some finishing details are needed now.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

New sketchbook

I bought a new sketchbook to do little sketches of animals in.  It's recycled tan coloured paper and really good for black and white sketches.  Did this yesterday to start it off :)

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Jaguar update

Have all the spots in their place, starting to build up some colour now on the fur with a second layer of pencil

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Jaguar progress

Starting to establish the spots in the fur now.  I've drawn this Jaguar completely freehand (I usually use a ruler to measure etc...)  So as a result I think there are a few things that are a bit wonky, but overall I'm happy with the progress so far.  There will obviously be a lot more colour going into the fur, I'm just starting off lightly and will be adding a lot more layers.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Bronzewing Pigeon WIP

Work in progress, a Bronzewing Pigeon in coloured pencil.  Drawn completely freehand.  I think I've made him a bit plump but otherwise I'm quite happy with how it's going.