Thursday, 20 October 2016


Just a little something I knitted for a friend.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Double Trouble...

...except this wasn't trouble at all, it was great fun - I always enjoy a dog portrait.  Derwenr Drawing Pencils on tinted watercolour paper.

If you fancy a pet portrait do get in touch, but if it is for Christmas, I only have a couple of slots left for pencil/watercolours only.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

One Down, One To Go...

I completed the first dog in this double portrait today - now on to the saluki.  I had a bit of a problem when I first attempted the saluki, burst into tears unexpectedly as it reminded me too much of Clovis.  I think I can hold myself together this time!

Derwent Drawing Pencils on tinted watercolour paper.

Friday, 7 October 2016


Although I've not been blogging much lately, I have been busy.  This week I designed and knitted a small owl - it was quite difficult!  The wings were the problem, it took me several attempts to get them how I wanted them and at one point I was wondering if I would ever get them right.  Thankfully, after a lot of thinking and workings out, they finally ended up looking like wings and not amorphous lumps!

You'll be seeing him in action later on in the year...

Double Dog Portrait

...coming along nicely!  Derwent Drawing Pencils on tinted watercolour paper.

Monday, 3 October 2016


 Just got the prints back from the shop - they did a pretty good job overall.  I know the chicken painting was a hard one to replicate and there have been a few variations on the original colours, but nothing too drastic or noticeable.
 I have to do a few little extra touches on these and then they are ready to go to their new homes.
 While I was getting the chickens printed, the shop had a bit of a special offer if I bought 3 prints, so I had one done of my Wild Water Horse painting.  It came out very nicely and is now for sale in my Etsy shop - it's bigger than the original, and half the price!
It is printed on stretched canvas and ready to hang as it is or can be framed.

If you fancy having a print of one of my paintings, get in touch, we can talk!

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Wolfy Wednesday...

 We've had this trip planned for weeks - the UK Wolf Conservation Trust, near Reading.
 A wonderful, gentle day out, looking at wolves, having a picnic in the sun.
 Lots of photos opportunities, but my camera was having none of it - most of the pictures are of perfectly focussed wire and fuzzy wolves.  We will just have to go back when I have a decent camera...

Lunch for the wolves - chunks of muntjac.  Seemed to go down well!