Friday, 27 April 2012

Wolf Gaze

Wolf Gaze - 6" x 6"oil on hardboard/masonite


Another painting based on one of Lisa Husar's photographs. I really would recommend a visit to her site to see all the lovely images she has there

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Glen Royal - Red Deer Stag in Scotland oil painting

Glen Royal - 6" x 6" oil on hardboard/masonite

Well I wasn't sure I was going to be able to show you this stag painting as my computer has died! Fortunately I did have some warning and so was able to copy files over to this computer last week but I still have multiple problems - I expect many of you will know what I mean!

Anyway, here is my latest painting of a young stag in the Scottish Highlands - I love his expression - and of course hope you do too!


This painting is straight off the easel and will need to dry for several days before it can be shipped

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Black On Black - Labrador Retriever oil painting

Black On Black - 7" x 5" oil on hardboard/masonite

This has been one of the most difficult paintings to photograph that I think I have ever had! I suppose it is the amount of black, but either it comes up much lighter than it actually is or else flattens out all the detail. Well I think I finally now have it quite accurate and of course when people are looking at a painting with a view to purchasing it, it is up to the artist to make sure it is a good representation of the original. It must be terrible for someone to buy a painting they fall in love with only to find on receipt, it didn't look like the painting they saw online. I haven't had this happen and hope I never will - hence my reason for taking so long to get good photos of my paintings.


This painting is straight off the easel and will need to dry for several days before it can be shipped.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Evening Gold - Golden Retriever in the snow

Evening Gold - 7" x 5" oil on hardboard/masonite

My good friend, Lisa Husar of took this lovely photograph of a golden retriever caught in the rays of the dying sun, while he, with his thick coat, enjoys the snow. Lisa is a professional wildlife photographer who takes stunning photographs of many species of wild animals and birds but here she has used her own dog, Bear, as her model.

I loved working on this painting with its feeling of great peace and calm and Bear looks so handsome and regal - the epitome of how a golden retriever should look - although I happen to know he is often more playful than regal!


This painting is straight off the easel and will need to dry for several days before it can be shipped.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Someone pretending to be me!!

Well, what a surprise greeted me this morning. I discovered a website, which I have joined in order to be able to post on their forums, called I found that someone calling herself drawanne has posted quite a few of my paintings on there and pretended they are hers. She has also made an album called Angel and posted photos in it, some of which are Angel and some of which aren't, and also called Angel a boy which I don't think my little girl would be very pleased about!

On a more serious note, I am extremely worried that she will somehow get people to send her money for her to paint their dog and so I have been posting on there telling people to come through my website or email which, in case anyone from uniteddogs is reading this, is  It's a little hard to be sure as she is Lithuanian and online translation isn't that brilliant!

Anyway, I suppose this is a warning to all of us to google our names every once in a while to make sure nothing untoward is happening.