Friday, 23 November 2007

Not much to show.....

The above is a very old pen and ink drawing I did of my first saluki, sadly long gone. However, I thought it might be a good example to put on here of another style of pet portrait that I can produce - not just coloured pencils and acrylics!

I have not been idle over the past few days but have nothing finished to show for it yet. I am in the middle of a coloured pencil portrait of my niece's young retriever, which is coming along nicely but nowhere near finished yet. I have also been knitting a tamoshanter hat for Wear-Downey, which is almost done, but is in very thin and delicate yarn so is taking longer than I thought - and I have to make two more of those!

My own bits and pieces have had to take a back seat - I have to finish the dog picture as I have a rather lovely commission to get on with (picture of a wet dog standing in water looking very pleased with himself....); and the Wear-Downey stuff has to be done or I won't get paid! Also with two craft fairs in quick succession next weekend, I have to spend the next few days pricing everything and getting it all presented well etc. I may take some time out this evening as I have found a rather nice amigurumi reindeer decoration to make.....

On a different note, the lovely Emma at My Vintage Charms will soon be getting lots more stock in - so if you are in to the retro, the kitsch or the just plain whimsical, this is the place for you! I can't wait to see what's coming - rumour has it there will be zebras.........

5 comments:

bronwen said...

Youe talent for sketching and painting and everything else you do is unbelievable. And you are a bad bad person for showing me that charm site

Darla said...

This is beautiful, and all your pet portraits are gorgeous, too! The cat portraits remind me a lot of Lesley Ann Ivory,one of my favorite cat artists. Do you do any people portraits?

Caroline B said...

Thank you both - Bron, I'm sorry, but why should I be the only one tempted beyond reason by these charms!

Darla - yes, I do people portraits, but not been asked to do many for commissions for a while - I have a couple of children to do in the new year. Most of my family have had their portrait painted over the years!

natural attrill said...

Hi Caroline,
I left a comment here yesterday, but it got lost somehow.
Wanted to say how lovely your drawing is, wish you good luck at your craft fairs, and thanks for the charm link, some nice quirky things there.
Penny.
x

fhiona galloway said...

that's a beautiful drawing Caroline.
I personally think more classy than the colour ones although your colour ones are fab too of course!!