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A good start to this stunning kingfisher for the next exhibition

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A good start to this stunning kingfisher for the next exhibition

Good morning and hope you all are well? I thought you may like to see my current artwork while in progress. We have been away for a few weeks hence the lack of new work recently but back into now! What do you think? I am always looking for a reference photo that is striking and detailed and this one by Ian Marshall caught my eye. I have asked the photographer for permission to use this image. The colours under the wings, as you can see above, really stood out for me.... Once I have chosen the initial colours to express...

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My venue for Herefordshire Art (H-art ) week September 7th to 15th 2019

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My venue for Herefordshire Art (H-art ) week September 7th to 15th 2019

I will not be exhibiting at home this year but will have 10 to 12 of my latest detailed pastel artworks at the delightful “Makers Mezzanine” at Whitney on Wye. This exciting gallery is part of the Carrot&Wine stores which, as well as the gallery, offers a farm shop and café. I am very pleased to be one of over 20 artists exhibiting here at the Makers Mezzanine during H-art this year. It will be well worth the visit.... MORE DETAILS SOON!

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Lion lovers finally ready for the Out of the Hills exhibition

Lion lovers finally ready for the Out of the Hills exhibition

Following up on  I have now completed my interpretation of this stunning reference photo from a source I am still unable to trace.....these are some work in progross photos of the lioness.... This is close up of me using my favourite pastel pencils to add detail..... This one is where I am nearly complete with the reference photos I am using.... and the completed artwork.....one of my best....see you soon!    

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A great start to my next exciting artwork...."Lion Lovers"

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A great start to my next exciting artwork...."Lion Lovers"

Now that my current commission work is completed, I can now concentrate on creating artwork for my next exhibition in June. It has been a while since I did a lion and I saw this image on Pinterest that appealed to me.   It is always of concern when I cannot find the photographer who took the reference photo - have searched through 50 or more Pinterest posts and using Google image search without success. If you know of any other way to find the original photograph please contact me! In the meantime, I have flipped the image and am working on creating...

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Have a peek at my latest completed portrait commission

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Have a peek at my latest completed portrait commission

Following on from my last update "Day One..." I can now reveal part of the completed commission - Roxy. The rest of the portrait will have to wait to a future date as it is a surprise for the owner's daughter.... If you recall, I took the photos in December at the owner's home to undertake two commissions, one I posted recently of the owner and the other of her and Roxy.  As with most of my work these days I use a range of pastel pencils for the details on Artspectrum Colourfix paper with Artspectrum soft pastels for the background. Below...

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