Wednesday, 28 May 2008

My wolf painting

Well, I was going to post the BSD (Belgian Shepherd Dog) next but I'm going to show a wolf instead! It's a painting I finished a while ago. What a goregous fellow! Surely this must be one of the most misunderstood and persecuted animals in the world. Big, bad wolf - NOT!

This is an acrylic painting and not my usual watercolour. One of the wonderful things about using acrylic paint is that if you make any mistakes, no problem- just paint over them! Not like watercolour where a mistake can be a disaster. Later on in the blog I will give a few hints and tips about watercolour painting which I have discovered over the years. As I am also going to give oil painting a try soon, I will let you share in my trials and tribulations with that medium!

The weather's taken a turn for the worse here so my dogs are curled up on the sofa snoozing, As usual - lucky them!


Friday, 23 May 2008

A Spot of Lunch - painting of Dalmatian puppies

What a hectic week! I've been busy with website and paperwork which never leaves enough time to paint!

I sent this painting off to a lovely lady in the USA this week. It's a painting I really like so I hope she likes it too! :) The donation from this painting went to Save the Dalmatians. I don't know how these fantastic rescuers manage to cope with some of the dreadful things they see but thank goodness they do!

I'm just putting the final touches to a Belgian Shepherd Dog - Terveuren variety - at the moment and will post that when it's finished. This one is a private commission - very necessary for a full-time artist!
It's reasonably nice weather here today so the dogs (my girls as I call them!) are able to sunbathe outside rather than being stuck indoors - lucky them!
Back to work now. More coming very soon.

Tuesday, 20 May 2008

First Post

Welcome to my world - which mainly consists of painting and dogs - Dalmatians in particular.
I know very little about blogging at the moment so hope you will be patient with me while I learn! :)

More to follow shortly............