Monthly Archives: April 2011

Fritillaria

It’s taken me a while, and 76% of my laptop battery power, but we have arrived. Here we are at my current Work in Progress, hereafter known as WIP. I love Fritillaria flowers, my garden has lots of them and … Continue reading

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Peacock on Prunus

It is good practice as an artist to take your own reference photographs. Even if you are not great with a camera, it’s best to try. You control what you take, you own the photo, you get exactly what you … Continue reading

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Skye

Not the Isle – our other cat. Like any good parent, I have no favourite when it comes to our pets, (Ripley – the Royal Python without a doubt), and as I painted Fletch, I had to paint Skye too. … Continue reading

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Robin

After a trip to RSPB Lochwinnoch and a particularly infuriating time trying to get a little cheeky robin to sit still, I finally took a good reference photo. And so, my first bird painting. After the success of ‘Fletch’ I … Continue reading

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Fletch

Fletch is my elderly cat. A tabby with a flabby belly that we have had since he was 6 weeks old. He’s now 17 and is so rarely seen that visitors to the house ask if he is still alive. … Continue reading

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Apple

I am a member of an artists’ forum called Wet Canvas. Look to your right and you’ll see a link. It’s both a great and infuriating place. Great because the advice, support, challenges, and enthusiasm for the amateur and professional … Continue reading

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Snow Leopard

Back in January of this year, I attempted to paint a snow leopard. This was taken from a tutorial given by Christina Langman on her website www.bigcatart.com. Christina shows you the 3-step process of colour, blend/burnish, then detail to complete … Continue reading

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Chacaltaya

The first painting (that’s what we CP artists call our drawings) that brought me back to art was this one that I completed for a friend. He had visited the Chacaltaya Glacier in Bolivia and emailed me a few photos, … Continue reading

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