Wednesday, 31 March 2010


I've spent this week working on the Maine Coon commission. I'm really pleased with it and wish I could show you progress pics but It's for a gift so has to be kept under wraps until the end of April. I've really enjoyed this commission as I absolutely love Maine Coons. It's also made a change as alot of my recent commisions have been dogs.

Looking forward to the Easter break. We've got friends visiting on Sunday so no doubt a few glasses of wine will be consumed.

Hope everybody is ok and working hard.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Multi pet portrait-Shooter, Kizzy, Brachan and Clyde.

This is a portrait I completed a while ago but couldn't post until today. It caused me a few headaches. All the pets had passed away apart from Kizzy the cat in the middle. The horse and dog ref. photos weren't good at all but I managed to get some good refs. off Flickr to help me. The other problem I had was how to position them. The horse needed to be on the left and the other cat bottom right due to the nature of the pose. I had to plan it all on paper before I started to see who would fit where best.

It's being given as a Birthday gift today, I hope she likes it.

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Four dog portrait finished

I've finished the four dog portrait and my client is pleased with it. It's been a marathon project with Dad being ill and also myself. Not to worry I got there in the end.

Next its a Maine Coon which I'm really looking forward to.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Four dog portrait

At last I'm getting back on track with work. This is where I'm upto so far with the four dog portrait. The chocolate lab is working quite well. The last dog is another black labrador and I'm hoping that if all continues to go well and I can put the hours in that I can finish the portrait tomorrow.

Dad is coming home from hospital today which is good news. He seems much brighter and will hopefully continue to improve once he is home.

Some sad news this week, we had to have our oldest cat Ginny put to sleep. She was nearly fourteen and had been ill for a while. She had deteriorated over the weekend and on Monday morning we knew that ' the decision' had to be made. Even though she was our cat she lived across the street with Mum and Dad. She decided to leave us for a quieter life when we got our first Maine Coon, Mitch, when he was a kitten. He was just too bouncy and playful for her so she decided that at Mum and Dads she could have an easier life and that's where she's been for the last seven years. I saw her every day which was nice. Anyway she's peaceful in kitty heaven now no doubt chasing leaves like she used to do when she was younger.

Well I'd better crack on with the portrait. Hope you're all having a good week.

Sunday, 14 March 2010


Had a brilliant day out at Crufts. I especially liked looking at all the breeds and chatting with the owners. We met two of our special friends there and it was lovely to see them. Very tiring, with all the walking that's involved, but thoroughly enjoyable.

Dad's still in hospital but improving every day which is good. Hopefully he will be able to come home this week.

Still working on the four dog portrait which I will upload progress pics of soon.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010


I've finished the Blue Roan Cocker Spaniel but can't show you as it's for a gift. I've made a start on the four dog portrait which I'll hopefully add progress pics so far later today.

Off to Crufts tomorrow and I can't wait, there are so many gorgeous dogs there. It'll be a long day but never mind. We're meeting some friends there too so it will be good to have a catch up.

Hope everyone is well.