Another snow leopard, this time in water media with lots of messy splashing around and loads of colour. I love her profile and thought I’d add a splash of pink and gold vanishing out of the picture. I’m imagining an exotic bird beating a hasty retreat!
I’ve just about finished this new painting of a snow leopard Mum and her cub in profile. It’s a 12×12 inch oil on canvas board. The last snow leopard I painted had warm fur against a cold blue green backdrop so this time I wanted to reverse that and try cool grey/lilac/blue fur against a soft, warm background. Now they just need varnishing.
I saw a fox a while ago, sitting on the garden wall with the summer flowers around his paws. That’s what inspired this watercolour painting. he sat for quite a while enjoying the sunshine. It’s wonderful to see foxes in the city.
A Maine Coon tortoiseshell cat sitting in the sun. As she turns to look at me her fur is blown by the wind. So many colours! I thought she looked windswept and interesting with those long strands making a halo around her. She is painted in watercolour and inks on Fabriano Artistico paper, which has a lovely texture.
Ghengis is a a new chicken painting. This amazing lad is a Reza Asil cock. A fiesty gamefowl breed from India. He’s quite a character and it shows in his posture. This is one chicken who’ll defend his space! Painted in watercolour and drip pens on Saunders Waterford 16×12 inch paper, with some gold and bronze in those feathers, and a glint in his eye.
A Ring-necked Parakeet painting. These birds are now regular visitors to the gardens here in Central London. It’s amazing to seem them living wild here. We have a small flock who come to eat the pods of a particular tree, I think it’s an Indian Bean Tree. The parrots love it and i get to paint them. :-)
A new starling painting, Splashy Starling. It was raining but he was full of the joys of spring, parading around in his mating plumage.Very fine he looked too, all those iridescent colours in his feathers.
He is a 12×9 inch watercolour and ink painting on Saunders Waterford paper.
Three new brooches I’ve just finished. I’ve been making these for 3 or 4 months now. I usually post them on facebook but I thought it was time to put them on the web site! So these latest three are a Doberman, a Golden Oriole and a Red Cardinal.
The Doberman and the Golden Oriole are commissions, the Red Cardinal will be for sale. I don’t have them anywhere on the web site yet, if you’d like one you’ll have to email me or contact me on facebook or twitter. I will get them up soon I promise. :-)
Exciting! I’ve just finished my first watercolour painting on my new Two Rivers paper. It’s handmade artists rag paper, it’s a heavy weight and has a random surface texture and four deckle edges, love those deckle edges.
I love painting hares so what better subject to use on this gorgeous paper? This hare pricks up his ears and twitches those lovely whiskers, he’s keeping an eye out for trouble. The sun streams past and throws his soft lilac shadow in front of him. He is painted in watercolour and acrylic inks.