Monday, 8 August 2011

Friday, 5 August 2011

Society of Feline Artists' Exhibition 2011

Fantastic news for me! I've had two pictures accepted for this year's SOFA exhibition at the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery in London.

Come along between 26th August and 16th September to view the work of over 50 members of SOFA.

Friday, 29 July 2011

Maine Coon

maincoon by ArtyPets
maincoon, a photo by ArtyPets on Flickr.
Still a little more to do . . . might darken down the background a little more and just generally fiddle with it. Hoping to get it framed in time for the SOFA exhibition submission deadline on 4th August!

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Bobcat in acrylics

I was going to do this all in acrylic inks, but I only have a few bottles
so went back to my larger range of tubes. This is probably the smallest painting I've done
it's only 20 x 20cm (8 x 8").

A bobcat in a wildlife park in the Netherlands
photo kindly donated for general use from
Pet Portraits & Wildlife Art Forum


Beautiful, very much missed Sophie

Completed in a mixture of soft and hard
pastels on velour mount board, A3

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Competition winner's portrait finished

Here's Blu, all finished. A4 is the smallest size I do as I find working small quite hard; it's difficult to get in the detail to get it to look lifelike. I'm pleased with this one though; haven't done a pencil drawing for a while and really enjoyed it. In the photo, Blu's left tooth was covered by his tongue. It looked odd when I copied it so I've popped it back in!  If you'd like me to do a portrait this size of your pet, I have an offer on at the moment - see my website for more details.

The competition was run in conjunction with Portsmouth's About My Area website which is a fantastic source of what's going on where in the local area.