Sunday, 31 January 2010

Picasso............ this handsome dog's name. This is a recent commission completed a couple of weeks ago but kept under wraps until it had been framed and given to the recipient (Happy Birthday Jo, so glad you like him!)
He's been 'painted' with Derwent Drawing pencils and a touch of acrylic white body paint for the whiskers and highlights. It was very difficult to photograph this picture as the light reflects off the black pencil, which meant no flash (forget daylight, we haven't had much of that lately!) and consequently some of the subtler colours have been lost. There is a much softer grey-purple shading on the ears in the actual painting.

If you fancy having your pet immortalised in pencil or paint, feel free to get in touch with me as I am now able to take on far more commissions as the potato book illustrations are (subject to the author's approval of minor alterations) now complete.

Speaking of potatoes, there is still another fortnight for you to leave a comment and be in the draw to win the 101st and last potato painting.......I'm a bit disappointed in the uptake of this giveaway - go on, you know you want a painted spud on your wall!! You have until Valentine's Day to enter....


Magpie Magic said...

The portrait is wonderful. :-) It's so heard to take a good picture with the little light we have most days at the moment, but the beauty still shines through.

Congratulations on completely finishing your potatoes. It must be such a relief to finally put them to one side.

soggibottom said...

I really want that spud pic.

I would be even more honoured to have this guy on the cottage wall.

what a beautiful guy. Beautifully painted. x x x x x
He was worth waiting to see.

natural attrill said...

Fantastic work Caroline :)