Monday, 27 February 2017

2 more creations

Continuing with the theme for my calender, this painting created with Derwent Inktense pencils on 140lb Arches hot pressed wstercolour paper represents
'June brings Tulips, Lilies, Roses, fills the childrens' hands with posies'

This second piece is a pastel portrait of my grandog Cocoa, she is a 6 month old Sprocker belonging to my stepdaughter. I have painted her portrait to add to my exhibition pieces which will be displayed at the Happy Endings animal rescue centre in Kent next month.


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Friday, 24 February 2017

My latest art projects

I have been quite busy lately with commissions and preparing for an event to be held at my local animal rescue centre. I shall be exhibiting my work there.

So here is what I have been up to lately:

These are a few pieces that I did for a challenge on facebook with the Virtual Art Studio


 Graphite pencil

 Graphite pencil


 Watercolour pencils

Continuing with my calender pictures, this one is for April created in Encaustic wax

April brings the Primrose sweet
Scatters Daisies at our feet

This one which is in watercolour pencil represents May

May brings flocks of pretty lambs
 Skipping past their fleecy dams

4 commissioned portraits

And finally an oil painting done at a workshop at my local art group

So as you can see I have been busy 😊

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Monday, 6 February 2017

March brings breezes loud and shrill......

......Stirs the dancing daffodil. This is continuing my theme for my intended calender.

Polychromo pencils on Bristol board smooth white paper.

This one was created with Encaustic wax and represents ....
April brings the Primrose sweet, scatters daisies at our feet

 I found it most challenging as either the tools are not designed for detailed work or I just need more practice ( probably the latter lol)

Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you like my creations. 
Lainie x

Sunday, 15 January 2017

February brings the rain

To thaw the frozen lakes again

This is the second painting depicting February in the rhyme which continues with my theme of creating a picture which represents each month in the nursery rhyme 'January brings the snow'
This time I used Acrylic paint on canvas.

I hope you like it and will visit my blog again to see each month depicted in art.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

January brings the snow

Well I am sure most of us in the UK have seen some snow over the past day or so, so I thought my little watercolour was very apt. My intention is to produce a calender of my artwork based on the nursery rhyme 'January brings the snow' each month will have a painting to depict the rhyme.

I was inspired by a lovely photograph on the Paint my Photo website

I hope you like this painting and the ones to follow. If you have any questions please leave them in the comments box and I will be glad to answer them.

Sunday, 8 January 2017

A few more pet portraits

As I haven't posted for a while, I thought I would share a few portraits that have kept me busy since last time. Most of them were commissioned for gifts and I jope you like them.

As you can see there are quite a few and I still have more to do.  All my portraits are in pastel on Hahnemule velour paper. I use Sennelier, Rembrandt, Unison pastels and Derwent pastel pencils.
Thank you kindly for visiting today and please feel free to comment.

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Portrait of Ruby

This is Ruby the Labradoodle.  I was commissioned to paint her porteait by one of my dog groomers.  I absolutely loved painying her.

This piece was completed using soft pastels on Hahnemoule Velour paper.

Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy looking at my artwork.