Tuesday, 26 June 2018

A busy month brings in some new artwork.

 It's been a busy month since my last post. I have been finishing work for the Holt Gallery and then completing work with my wife Sarah for her craft fair which was last weekend.
After the Wolf eyes I moved onto these 3 pieces below, the Tiger, Cheetah and Leopard.  Smaller than the usual size work I do, I wanted to focus on just the intent stare of the animals.

I have started on a couple of new pieces of art, one is a commission of a Welsh Blue Collie and the other is a Red Deer stag, these were put on hold for a while whilst Sarah and I made some wood wall art for her craft fair she just had in our new village hall in Trimingham. This was something totally different but great fun doing, Sarah would prep all the wood then it was over to me to do the painting. The first was a Common Gull followed by Blue Tits and a Puffin and finally a Kingfisher, we were both really pleased how they came out and have been well received by everyone, some new pieces will be winging their way to the Cley Spy store for display which is great. 
The array of different subjects on the wood is exciting too, can't wait to try some them, pics to follow as soon as completed, and if your'e interested in purchasing any then just drop us a email.  

Sunday, 13 May 2018

"Black Blue & Grey"

 Time has just flown by recently since I last uploaded some work, I have been starting a new piece as soon as one is finished!
Here are 3 of my recent pieces of artwork, The Raven was a pencil and acrylic composition which highlighted the sheen on the bird, I didn't want to portray the whole of the image only main areas, concentrating on the glossy eye and that huge menacing bill.
 The Kingfisher was a commissioned piece for CleySpy in Glandford. After a few failed attempts at different artwork I settled for the Kingfisher on the post and was a lot more happier when that was completed. It was well received when I showed it to good friend and owner of CleySpy Tim, Suzanne and Andrew too.
The last bit of artwork here is the Grey Wolf, this is a smaller size piece, just under a greeting card size really, which focuses on the eyes of the animal, this is one of a few paintings/drawings that I am doing at the moment, and as of writing, only yesterday I completed the second one of a Tigers eyes. This will be photographed and added on my next update when there should be a third finished also.

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Spaniard in Norfolk alongside the Birds.

 "Spanish Podenco"
It's been a few weeks since posting up my last lot of artwork, but most days I have been busy in the studio completing new work in time for the art exhibition in the new Trimingham Village Hall. This handsome Spanish Podenco posed for some photos during the Gimingham Dog Show last year, and I have been waiting to paint it since then, and I am very pleased of the outcome.
Next up was a Kingfisher, I used a photograph I had taken quite a few years previous, wanting to keep it as simple as possible to let the bird "pop" out I used a spray gun to give a lightly blurred backdrop of green.  
Keeping with the bird theme I moved onto pebble painting. I completed the above two with the left design being chosen by Val from Leicester, she wanted two of the same and so I finished the other as close as I could to the first, I actually ended up adding a whole lot more work to the first pebble so as to keep it similar. 
And here are the finished pair. I switched over to the wood burning kit to do some key-fobs and also a large piece of writing with paw prints on, these were for the wife Sarah, quickly getting stuff finished in time for the next yard sale.
 "Barn Owl at Cley"
My last piece I have just completed depicts a Barn Owl at Cley, as the light fades silhouetting the Cley Windmill and distant flock of geese. Now I shall be prepping some new work, probably using a few different mediums and probably including more birds, dogs and animals with the hope of maybe a moth or two!

Friday, 2 March 2018

New Artwork Completed.

 Most days have been spent in the studio lately, after the "Frenchie" on the pebble I completed this Red Fox as part of my British Wildlife set using chalk pastels and acrylic.
 The Kingfisher was a commission piece for my little Bruv' James, I went for a largish pebble and only the top half of the bird so as to concentrate more on detail.
The Sussex Spaniel, a breed I hadn't seen before until last year at the Gimmingham Dog show, where I was introduced to 2 of them, I will be painting the other one as soon as a couple of other artworks are finished, one of those was another dog species I was introduced to at the same dog show, the Spanish Podenco.
You can check the progress of that painting on my Instagram site @ Hairyartist67.

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

New Dog Artwork

French Bulldog Puppy on Pebble
 Since the start of the year I have been busy with new artwork, first was of the King Charles Spaniel below, named "Monte". This was a commission piece and I used a mixed media of coloured pencils and acrylic. The next piece was one I am still working on, hence no image yet, alongside that I started on another Pebble painting, one of a French Bulldog Puppy, for a friend. For my first attempt of a dog-on-pebble I was very pleased and no doubt more dogs will follow.

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Finishing up 2017.

 I finished up 2017 with a stone painting depicting a Camberwell Beauty butterfly and then started a series of British wildlife with a Otter followed by a Badger.
 Both of the wildlife pieces are a mix of Gouache and coloured pencil. 
Moving into 2018 I have a few commission pieces which I will be starting first, with a couple of  fitted in days working on stone painting and another British wildlife piece.

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Wren & the Owl.

 Here are a couple of stone paintings that I finished recently, one of a Wren and a Little Owl. Prepped some new work today, two drawings and one for another stone painting, so should be busy this week.