Saturday, January 31, 2009

Back online

Well i'm eventually back online. I was very pleased to discover we could get broadband out here as it's in the countryside a bit, so I thought we might be restricted to dial - up. I think I would have gone raving mad putting up with that after years of broadband!! We are sort of settled in the new house, just the usual sort of teething troubles with buying an old house that's been empty for over a year! It's also smaller than the last one so finding room for everything has been fun.

But i'm officially back to work tomorrow with Pebbles' and co's portrait to complete and a graphite Springer Spaniel to start and complete by the end of the month. I will have some updates on Pebbles, Pickles and Arillus tomorrow.

I think i've finally changed my address details and telephone number on everything, including the website, which I did today. I'm having fun with my printer at the moment. It is printing, but very very slowly and the computer is telling me the document hasn't printed when it is actually printing. Hopefully it will survive for a bit longer and not pack up completely!

I am feeling very motivated at the moment, so my year is officially starting in February, not January like everyone elses! 2009 is going to be a year of artwork.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Pickles, Pebbles & Arillus - update

Here is another update on Pebbles, Pickles & Arillus. This portrait is taking longer than I thought it would due to the detail required with the coloured pencils. I was hoping to have it completed before we moved but obviously this isn't going to happen, but it will be completed by the end of January. Here it is so far:

And a close up of Pebbles:

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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Pet Portrait Update

Here is the latest update from my pet portrait of Pickles, Pebbles & Arillus. I have done some more work on Pickles and started on Pebbles' portrait. Here it is so far:

A close up of Pickles:

And a close up of Pebbles:

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Thursday, January 08, 2009

Pet Portrait update

Here is an update from my current portrait of Pickles, Arillus & Pebbles. This is the lovely Pickles, who I am concentrating on at the moment:

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Monday, January 05, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy 2009 to everybody and i hope everyone had a good Christmas.

Looking back at 2008, I haven't really done a lot and certainly came no-where near to fulfilling any of my New Year's Resolutions, so this year i'm not going to make any at all!! I'm just going to go with the flow and maybe by 2010 i'll have reached some of the 2008 goals! The main mission is to find a bit of motivation and inspiration to develop myself a bit.

We are moving house on January 16th, so I will be off-line for a while around that time and am not accepting commissions currently as we will need time to settle in.

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Pet Portrait completed

I have recently completed Tiny's pet portrait. This is a 12" x 16" graphite portrait and was a donation for a Greyhound Rescue auction. Here is his portrait: