A Crow In Watercolour

This crow is sailing down the thermals heading for the ground. It was a hot, sunny day and the crows were looking for food on the beach. As I watched them I was imagining the swirls of hot air flowing through their feathers as they banked and turned above the sands.

wings of fire - crow watercolour

He’s painted in watercolour and pastels on Fabriano watercolour paper.

wings of fire - crow flying - 16x12 watercolour-detail2

Fabulous Mr Fox


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.



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.



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.


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.