Sunday, 20 June 2010

Buxton pet show

Sunday 18th July.

I'll be at Buxton pet show, in the Pavillion Gardens from 2pm. Some of my portraits will be on display and I'll have cards for sale. Best in show will win a 10x12 inch portrait. Details re photos and completion dates will be arranged with the winner on the day. Entry forms are available from Natures own and Buxton pets.

Buttercup's owner loves her portrait. The Cavalier King Charles is coming along well, hopefully I'll post some pictures of that later.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Buttercup finished

I think Buttercup is finished and I have emailed her owner for approval. Hopefully he'll be happy with the finished portrait. I think I'm now going to take advantage of the nice weather and do some gardening.

Next project is a Cavalier King Charles which I'll start tomorrow.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010


Here's my progress with Buttercup for today. I'm really pleased with her.

Monday, 14 June 2010

More Buttercup

Blonde D'Aquitaine Heifer - Buttercup

I've made a start on my next commission, Buttercup. It's nice to be back to the animals but I am strangely missing the fine lines of the cars.

Friday, 11 June 2010

Maremma Sheepdog

This is a practice breed piece, of a Maremma Sheepdog, I've been working on between commissions.

V8 Plymouth Belvedere finished

Penny is finished and her owner is really pleased with her, so much so that he's sent me my next project. I've also finished another WIP today which I'll post seperately.

Thursday, 10 June 2010

V8 Plymouth Belvedere

Good progress again today albeit I did make an early start on it. Decided to finish most of the bumper and then worked on the back panel and moved forward. Just the wheel and a bit of bumper to finish tomorrow and then hopefully I can call it finished.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

V8 Plymouth Belvedere

I've made reasonable progress with 'Penny' today. Some fiddly work on the bumper and headlight. I think tomorrow I'll continue with the bumper and hopefully get most of the front wing and wheel done too.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

V8 Plymouth Belvedere

Here are todays progress pics of 'Penny'. I feel I've made quite good progress on her today. I'm going to call that it for today as mt eyes are aching.

Monday, 7 June 2010

V8 Plymouth Belvedere

Here's todays progress pics with the latest car. Matching the paintwork colour has been difficult but it's as near as I can get it with the colours that I have, anyway my client is happy with progress so far. More tomorrow.

Friday, 4 June 2010

V8 Plymouth Belvedere

Here's the next car commission so far, 'Penny' is a Plymouth Belvedere. I've had to send some sample colours to my client for her paintwork as she is a Salmon pink colour and I wanted to make sure that I can match her as near as possible. He's obviously happy with my car portraits as he's sent me the photo for the next one.

I hope everyone has a fab weekend!!

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Todays photo shoot

I've been asked by a friend of mine to do a portrait of one of his Heifers. Buttercup is a Blonde D'Aquitaine cow and has a special attachment to the family as she was bullied by other members of the herd when she was a calf. She had to be seperated from the others at feeding times as they wouldn't let her feed, so she got used to being fed her feed from a bucket.

I've been upto the farm this morning, armed with my camera, and have got the perfect photo to work from. She was a little shy at first and then posed nicely for me. I've also got some shots of other members of the herd which I might do 'practice' portraits of at a later date. I'm really looking forward to starting Buttercups portrait as I really enjoyed the last cow portrait I did. It will probably be a couple of weeks before I can start her as I have another Classic car to do first which I'll be starting tomorrow.