Friday, 31 August 2012

Private View

"Languid lurchers, graceful greyhounds, wistful whippets" all hung.
The Private View was cosy...
The work is here until September 9th.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Can You Paint My Sighthound?



Recently a number of people have asked me to paint their dog, so I thought I would outline how this works. I accept commissions for whippets, greyhounds and lurchers.

Stage One        A Photograph Of Your Hound
To get started you need to supply me with a photograph of your hound against a plain background. I am looking for a clear shape and need to see their eyes, ears and paws. If you are unsure what to email, a look in the sighthound section of my website will help.

Stage Two       Pick A Type of Artwork
Monoprint - Line drawing of hound using black ink on heavyweight cartridge paper, which will take two weeks to complete, supplied loose for you to take to a framer.
A4 11.7 x 8.3 inches          £95
A5 8.3 x 5.8 inches            £75
Watercolour - One colour (either black or brown) tonal painting of your hound on watercolour paper, which will take two weeks to complete, supplied loose for you to take to a framer. Same sizes and prices as monoprints
Oil Painting - Oil painting on plywood, of your hound with a background which will take six weeks to complete. Prices range from £195 - £595

Stage Three     Approval and Payment
I email you a copy of the finished artwork for approval. If satisfied you then post me a cheque for the full amount.

Stage Four       Delivery 
Once the cheque has cleared, I post your artwork first class mail.

In the unlikely event the artwork is not what you had hoped, return it within 7 days for a full refund.

If you are outside the UK, we agree in writing the additional postage cost.

Oil Painting

Any questions please shout.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Busy Doing Nothing

Angel feathers
Close encounter with rodent swollen nose

Thursday, 23 August 2012

The Green Tree Gallery

Final shout out to see 'Gone To The Dogs' at The Green Tree Gallery, until September 1st here

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

The South Downs

Dug up my old sketchbooks.
Restrung 15 canvas panels.
Blocked in some compositions.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Walk This Way

I do love a good wind blown tree.
Next adventure, up the downs...
The South Downs here

Monday, 20 August 2012

Reasons to be cheerful

The villagers have always lamented the closing down of the deli...
A new one has burst into life.
Lunchtimes are a dramatic improvement, thanks to Davenports

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Coast 2012

Gone to new homes...

The Oldies

I am trying to keep a record of sales in 2012.
These are early works all gone to new homes.

Friday, 17 August 2012

Brindle Lurcher Portrait

Drum roll...
New works go on sale 30th August 6pm - 9pm
The September Art Exhibition, Wadhurst.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Whippet Window Seat

Demonstrating my 'life size' whippet, greyhound and lurcher portraits within an interior, I have found a home for each of them in our little cottage. I have popped Rendall into the bedroom, where he has a splendid view of village life.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Greyhound Under The Acer

Each background of the sighthound portraits includes a surface or texture from our cottage.
In this case the Acer and the blue of our back wall.
A potential client asked that I photographed the paintings in an interior, so they could get a sense of scale, hence the books.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Elderly Gentleman Whippet

When I heard I had been accepted into The September Art Exhibition, Wadhurst, I set myself a challenge to paint a new series of life size hounds.
I am almost there, which is good as we hang on August 30th.
Rendall was a generous model, waiting patiently for me.

Monday, 13 August 2012

The Adorable Plot

You will not be surprised to hear I love this book.
Fascinating, charming, packed with character.
Beautifully observed paintings and writings about garden allotments.

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Tom Fox

For ten years the portrait of Tom Fox painted by Steve Nicol has lived with me.
Mr Tom Fox came to collect.
There was cake...

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