Fabulous Mr Fox

fox-painting-watercolour

Fabulous Mr Fox, walking through the city streets. We get quite a few foxes here in London. I see them late at night walking the streets or exploring the back gardens. It’s amazing to see them so close. He’s painted in watercolour and watercolour pastels on paper. The pastels allow thick colour and texture over the watercolour washes.

fox-watercolour-framed

 

Rose In The Snow Framed

Another adventure in framing. This one also came from eframe. I love this pewter frame for Rose In the Snow. It seems to have the softness and elegance of a white frame but adds something to the picture I think.

pewter frame 16x16 with an 8x8print rose in the snow - Denise Laurent

My customer agreed, so it has already gone of to its new home. She’s an 12×12 inch print in a 16×16 inch frame by the way, sitting on my easel

Golden Black Faced Sheep Framed

I took delivery of some frames from eframe this week and I’ve been busy framing and shipping prints and paintings. I got myself a lovely white frame and double mount for Golden Blackfaced Sheep. I really like her in this frame. :-) I like her companion too, he is a Selkirk Rex.

golden blackfaced sheep on the wall

 Here’s a close up of the frame and the double mount.

golden-blackfaced-sheep-framed-detail

 

Day Dreamer – Black Cat Painting

I’ve done a few of these modern, semi abstract portraits this year and really wanted to do one of Harry for me. So here he is, sitting on red cushions, staring out of the window, in the sun, day dreaming. I wanted it to be full of glorious colour to set off his beautiful coat. He’s a beautiful boy, he may be black but he is full of colour too.

day-dreamer-black-cat-painting

I’ve finished him just in time because today is National Black Cat Day and we’re celebrating everything that’s wonderful about black cats. Black cats are so often overlooked in rescue centres. Maybe because people don’t think black is a beautiful colour, I hope this painting shows just how wrong they are! This happens to black dogs too by the way.

Harry himself was rescued from the snow one winter and we have never regretted inviting him into our lives.

Racing Cheetah Watercolour Painting

I love trying to capture movement. This time I wanted to explore a cat in motion and what better cat than a cheetah with their amazing 70 mph sprints? I wanted him to feel like he’s moving so fast that the brush can’t keep up with him and the paint smears behind him.

racing cheetah
It’s also a great reason to use some wonderful Autumn colours, golds, oranges and yellows with just a touch of teal.

racing cheetah2

He is painted in watercolour on 16×12 inch Hahnemuehle Cornwall watercolour paper.