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Day one of my latest commission - a good start!

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Day one of my latest commission - a good start!

Having finished a commission that I cannot reveal yet, I thought I'd share a few photos at the start of my latest commission - a lady and her dog.  Here I am working on the dog's eye - my wife Cath has done some videos of this which I hope to post to my YouTube channel in due course. I am using Cretacolour pastel pencils here, on Artspectrum Colourfix paper.  This is where I am at the end of day one - I am working in my son's house, on an easel/desk combination that he bought for me. Home tomorrow...

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A glimpse at the completed portrait commission of Heather

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A glimpse at the completed portrait commission of Heather

This portrait has taken quite a while to complete, from taking the photos at Heather's home in December to presenting the completed portrait to her this Tuesday ( February 5th ). This is the comparison with the commission nearly complete. I am happy with the completed painting and I think she was too, though she said she has never liked photos of herself. Her husband was very happy with the likeness, however...here I am sharpening some pastel pencils.... Below is a collage of few "work in progress" photos. As usual I work on Artspectrum Colourfix paper using a variety of...

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Where needs must - adapting a studio in a new location!

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Where needs must - adapting a studio in a new location!

Hello there! Hope all is well with you today. I had a bit of a challenge this week as my son Matt injured his finger and can't drive, so we went across to his home in Birmingham to help out with the school run. However I needed to find a way to continue my current commission so rigged this up on their dining room table. I used the backboard from my studio at home as the base. then used firm cardboard, plus a heavy box, to lean on while working.   It worked well! Catch up soon and enjoy your day!  ...

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Reveal a creation video of my artwork with exciting "Artivive"

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Reveal a creation video of my artwork with exciting "Artivive"

I have created many artworks over the years but it has only been recently that we have been making videos that show how my detailed pastel artwork is undertaken. Many artists have found these of interest and I also have a Facebook Page revealing some of my techniques.  I have now discovered another way to show off my creation videos using the Artivive app. Why not download the app now and try on this photo? Just make sure it fills your screen.......  Isn't that amazing technology? You can also find this delightful robin for sale HERE.... I hope to produce a few...

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You can have a glimpse of my Just Real Art exhibition on YouTube!

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You can have a glimpse of my Just Real Art exhibition on YouTube!

We have completed the set up of my artworks, giclee prints and greetings card in the delightful Old Stables Gallery and this is a short video my wife Cath took yesterday afternoon.  Hope you find it of interest and that you will have a chance to come to Herefordshire to not only see my detailed pastel artwork but also to enjoy Leominster and the surrounding stunning countryside. Remember it is on for all of December excluding Sundays and bank holidays.....

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