Sunday, 28 April 2013

Champion Affenpinscher Watercolour Portrait

Champion Affenpinscher - watercolour on Saunders Waterford NOT

I thought it might be nice to show some of my previous paintings - and some them rather unusual breeds. The painting above is of a champion affenpinscher - I wonder how many of my readers have heard of this breed before? Do you agree with the fact that they are often described as 'monkey-faced'? The word affe in German means monkey - hence their name!

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Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Snow White (snow leopard) oil painting alterations

Snow White - 6" x 6" oil on hardboard/masonite

Yes, you have seen this painting before! I actually finished the painting and posted it on facebook and then decided there were a few things I would like to change. The photo below was the photo I originally posted.

Can you see any difference to the final painting above? If you want to try and work it out, don't scroll down as I am going to show there where the alterations were made.

Spoiler alert as they say!

So the alterations were as follows:

No 1 is the outer area lightened, no 2 area also lightened, no 3 shape of eye changed and area above lightened, no 4 highlights altered, no 5 lightened to show modelling, no 6 lightened, both eyes had more cerulean blue added.

I hope you've enjoyed this little exercise! This painting is available - details in the blog post below.

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Sunday, 21 April 2013

Snow White - snow leopard wildlife oil painting

Snow White - snow leopard wildlife oil painting
About This Painting:
Media: Oil
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)


Thursday, 18 April 2013

Tiger oil painting commission

Tiger - 6" x 6" oil on hardboard/masonite

A commissioned tiger painting. 

Monday, 15 April 2013

Happy 14th Birthday Hazel!

Happy Birthday to one of the two sweetest girls in the world (well yesterday actually as here in the UK it's a little past midnight now). Please have many more darling.

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Shining Bright - Jaguar Big Cat Oil Painting

Shining Bright - 6" x 6" oil painting on hardboard/masonite

These beautiful creatures may be threatened with extinction in the near future. If we allow them, and some of the other big cats, to die out, it will be an unforgiveable sin.