Tuesday, 7 November 2017


Hi everyone, I am sharing 2 watercolour paintings I have finished recently.

This first one I originally painted fircan exhibition I am dojng next year, however I posted it on facebook and an old schoolfriend of mine wanted to buy it, so I sold it to her.

However another friend also wanted to by it, so........

I painted another one for him.  I aim to please 😁

Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you like these little paintings.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Paws in the Park Kent Showground weekend

Hi everyone, I thought it was about time I updated my blog since the last event I attended.  In my previous blog I told you that I was going to have a stall at a local event to me, called Paws in the Park.  It was a great weekend full of fabulous stalls, dog shows and most of all PEOPLE.  I received 4 commissions from this, 3 on the actual days, which was remarkable.  So I thought I would share with you the portraits that I was commissioned to do.

These 2 portraits of Bichon Frises were commissioned by a lovely Finnish couple.  The first one is of there 2 dogs who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge and the second one is of the lady's sister's dogs and will be going to Finland. Yay!

This little lady is called Hetty, she is such a cutie and gentle natured little dog. Both the couple who commissioned the Bichons and the couple who commissioned this one had come to the event specificalky to find a pet portrait artist. How thrilled am I that they found me!!! 😁

The lady who commissioned the portrait of this handsome chap contacted me a few weeks after the event.  This is a gift for her Father for his birthday, as its his dog who has also crossed the Rainbow Bridge 😢

Lastly I thought I would share with you the 2 portraits that I painted whilst at the event:

This first one was requested by my step-daughter. Her work colleague's little dog had just crossed Rainbow Bridge and dhe wanted me to make something memorable for her.  Glad to say her colleague was extremely touched by my step-daughter's thoughtfulness and of course, the portrait 😶

Finally, this little beauty is called Summer. My husband and I often gave the privelege of looking after her while her owners go on holiday. I could not resist painting her portrait, more for me than anyone lol.

Well that's all folk! I hope you enjoyed today's blog and I will be back soon with some of my other commissions and paintings I have done for fun.

Take care and thank you for visiting x

Charity Events

Hello again.  I have been very busy lately attending various  charity events with my stall. The latest one was in London at the weekend in aid of Pupaid, the charity which campaigns against puppy farming, before that I set up my stall at a local event to me which supported people with learning disabilities.
I always sit and paint an animal at these events, so that people can see the work that goes in to producing a pet/animal portrait.  Here are the ones I painted at the last 2 events :

I shall be attending another event on 17th and 18th September called Paws in the Park at Detling in Kent. This is purely for dogs and all the stalls sell canine related merchandise.  I will of course be painting a dog portrait and hope to generate more commissions.

Thank you for visiting my blog and if you have any questions please go ahead and ask.

Monday, 7 August 2017

Here's what I have been up to lately

Hello friends and followers, it occurred to me that I haven't posted anything on here for quite some time. So I thought I would just give you a brief update of what I have been doing.  Well to say that my pet portraits are becoming popular is an understatement.  Having attended a few charity events, I have managed to generate a lot of interest in my work.  So here are a few photographs:

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.


Thank you for visiting ☺

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 😊

Thank you for visiting and please feel free to leave a comment

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.