Posts in Art & Studio Posts
How do I ACTUALLY Paint my Dog Portraits? Part Two of Tools & Techniques I employ to make your painting.

I begin to paint.  In my last post, we talked about the tools and techniques I employ to get the drawing of your dog onto my painting surface. (you can find it here).  In this second post, I’ll be writing about the actual painting of the canvas.

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How Do I ACTUALLY Make My Dog Paintings? The Nitty-Gritty about my Tools & Techniques.

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.

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The Wonderful World Hattie & Flora. (3 min Read)

Inspiration can strike from the most unexpected of places. Here is somewhere I find sparkle dust.

About 5 years ago I came across these two wonderful women, I’ve never met them in person but I’ve followed them by dipping into their website, reading blog posts and eagerly googling them sporadically to see what they have been up to.

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The Meteoric Rise of 'THE FAILURE CV'

Failures Count.  I know, I’ve endured hundreds of them.  This post warms the cockles & reminds us that there is success in failure. In ‘failing’ we find the golden nuggets of what didn’t work - paving the way for what absolutely does.

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Brexit Blues - A Creative Antidote. FREE DRAWING ACTIVITY

Friends, confusion is rife, it’s January and frankly it’s all a bit shit.  Forgive the swearing but it’s uncertainty is not our friend in the short term.  So, my post here is about bringing our own personal world a little bit closer, drawing your emotional curtains and having some time out to do something you might not usually do.

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