How I painted a dog from a photograph from the 1970’s.Read More
This is the story of painting Dylan, a beautiful cross breed, painted posthumously as a Birthday surprise. Read through the various stages of making a dog portrait painting: from photographs to canvas.Read More
Shut my shop? Really? Have you ever gone backwards to go forwards? It’s taken some planning but I think I might actually be growing up…Read More
How Do You Actually Make Your Dog Paintings? is a question I’m asked from time to time. I’m always happy to chat through my portrait process, but here’s a post that goes a little bit deeper into the techniques I employ.Read More
This is Buddy, a gorgeous Cocker Spaniel that lives in Wandsworth, London This the story of his bespoke portrait on canvas, and the journey it took to represent him in the best way possible.Read More
It’s fair to say that my world is definitely a dog-centred one. I paint them daily, learn about them for fun, fall to my knees to greet them in the park (this actually happens) and adore my own, Barney as much as I do my children.Read More
Sometimes, over-thinking a problem doesn’t help.
For about 5/6 months now, I’ve been considering a change to my prices and loathing even the thought of doings so. I am so comfortable with them, they have a great uptake and happily seem to be in the sweet-spot of acceptance for those wishing to have their dogs inmortalised in paint forever.Read More
I absolutely love to see dogs doing silly things but sometimes they are just not silly enough - to counteract this, I'm going all out silly woofers in a new collection of paintings I'm working on.
As I am sure you have recognised now, I'm a bit in love with my own dog, Barney and pretty much everyone else's too. I've always loved them, they just make me so happy.
With this in mind and from all the studying I have been doing for my bespoke dog portraits (www.ipaintdogs.com) I'm going to go doggier crazy and mix them into my paintings. Dog Groomers, Elvis Dogs, Dogs on a day out - all are in the planning stage but for now, I thought I'd show you some of the paintings I've just finished - you can see them under 'Fun Dog Paintings'.
Am utterly delighted to report that they are going down a storm.
Woof! Sam x
For the past week I’ve been in my studio simply playing around. I gave myself some time to play – to make work without planning out exactly what I wanted to have produced by the end of the week. This seems to have produced Horses & Lobsters – who knew?Read More
Teenagers and drawing, it all begins to drop off at this age. The freedom our children once enjoyed via exploratory drawing begins to wane about 10 – 12yrs old, it’s natural but it’s also a shame. Is your teenager still creating? If not, here are some tips to stimulate them into action.Read More
When was the last time that you gave yourself some thinking space? Why do I make my work? What am I saying through what I do? If you are a maker, hobbyist or full timer, taking some time out to question leads to some power revelations.Read More