This is one of the Christmas commissions and I loved painting him. Meet Kimble, a red kite.
He’s an amazing bird and a regular visitor to the garden. He often sits in the trees for a break in his busy day. He comes so often they’ve named him Kimble.
He is a 16×12 inch acrylic painting on stretched canvas.
A tigress soaks in the cool water of a forest pool under the trees.
Flying Beneath The Waves
16×12 inches acrylic on boardSo the idea started with trying to capture him ‘in flight’ under water. Once Rocky was painted I wanted to add some extra dimensions to the painting. I started by adding drops of acrylic paint to form bubbles. I let them set fully as nice distinct drops and then I added several layers of clear acrylic gels so that Rocky really appears to be under water.
I also used some photo luminescent crystals in the paint so that Rocky would glow in the dark. As light levels fall they glow blue. It’s very hard to photograph though.
I loved painting this one and I loved rocky so much I would happily have kept him. But he’s already gone to his new home.
A new hare limited edition print. I love hares and I wanted to capture that alert posture, when the hare pricks up his wonderful, huge ears and keeps an eye out for trouble. The sun is coming from behind him, it fills his fur with warm, golden light and throws his lilac shadow out in front of him.
This new print is available here…
This is a view I often get of the local nut thief! :-) The nuts are in a feeder on the window so when he swings from the feeder to eat the nuts through the wire I can study him from quite close up. Squirrels have amazing whiskers when you see them at close range, almost as good as hares.
6×6 inch oil painting on board
Get him here if you’d like him or email me direct.
6 x 6 inch acrylic on canvas board
This little painting of an otter was a joy to do. I love watching otters. They really seem to enjoy themselves, diving in and out of the water, playing, fighting and racing around through their environment. They seem to know how to enjoy life.
6 x 6 inches acrylics on board
A bear portrait. For day 8 of the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge I wanted to do a bear because I’ve been longing to paint one, but somehow I’ve never had the time. So this was the perfect excuse to spend some time sketching and painting bears. I’ve really loved it!
Bear On Blue
6×6 inch acrylic on board
I like his profile, its strong shape against the blues and greens in the background and the warm oranges and browns in his coat. I tried to capture the expression in his eyes too.
A little hare oil painting. I wanted to try out this colour combination, the organgey colours in his fur against the blue/greens of the background. I love the contrast, really zingy! And hares are such fun to paint.
6×6 inch oil on board
£65 for sale
Not quite the Easter Bunny, he’s a brown hare, but it seems appropriate that I’ve finished him at Easter. But don’t you love that face? I adore his big ears and his amazing whiskers! I’ve been wanting to paint him for some time and had this idea floating around in my head. I wanted to have that face popping up over the frame looking out at you, with all those amazing whiskers on show.
16×12 inch acrylic on board
He’s a 16×12 inch acrylic painting on board. Now I just need to choose the right frame for him. Here’s a close up of his face…
I’ve been calling him Peak A Boo in my head all this time, so that’s got to be the title. :-)