Strolling Tiger

I am not just making jewellery, I am doing a lot of painting too. This one is tiger out for a stroll. I love this head on view of him, you really see what a powerful cat he is as he strolls along the bank.

walking tiger 20x14 watermedia painting

He is painted in watercolour and inks with a touch of thicker acrylic paint, on 20×14 inch Fabriano Artistico paper, which has a lovely texture. He comes in a 24×18 inch double mount.

walking tiger 20x14 watermedia painting2


Hare And Moon In Resin

My new resin piece is a hare by moonlight. He sits in the grass with a huge pearly moon behind him. I have some new metallic pigments and I wanted to use them in this piece. I like the way they look in his coat, the rusty colour in his body is gorgeous.

hare and moon resin art paintingOne of the new golds has an almost mirror like finish along his ears.

hare moon 1You can see the lovely glass like finish of the resin.

hare moon 2 (2)He is an 8×8 inch resin painting. Sold.

Colourful Leopard

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!

leopard finishedShe is quite large, she’s painted on 22×16 inch Cornwall paper in watercolour, inks, and paint pens. Here’s a close up of the surface….

leopard in progress3a

Mother and cub – sold

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.

Snow Leopard and cub

Shadow Hare On Handmade Paper – sold

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.

shadow hare

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.