Friday, 31 August 2012
Wednesday, 29 August 2012
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.
Any questions please shout.
Tuesday, 28 August 2012
Thursday, 23 August 2012
Wednesday, 22 August 2012
Tuesday, 21 August 2012
Monday, 20 August 2012
Saturday, 18 August 2012
Friday, 17 August 2012
Thursday, 16 August 2012
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
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
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.