Christmas Commissions

One of my Christmas portrait commissions… A 13 year old Thorn.

Charcoal and graphite on A3 Bristol Board.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Prints 

A courageous young woman at a moment of reflection and contemplation, wearing a pink ribbon, sitting under the peace and calm of a cherry blossom tree. Hand embellished gold border with cherry blossom detail.

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Illustrated Notebooks & New Giclee Pet Prints

I spent some of yesterday visiting Coopers Crafty Corner in Pelsall to stock my art shelf with a batch of giclee pet prints and notebooks.  

My breast cancer awareness picture ‘Contemplation‘ will also be available from Oct 14th for their Breast Cancer Awareness campaign with donations from the sales going to Walsall Breast Cancer Support Group

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Walsall Breast Cancer Support Group Charity Piece

I’ve now finished a small graphite and watercolour drawing in support of Walsall Breast Cancer Support Group. This piece has taken 14 hours this weekend.

It will be in Pelsall at Coopers Crafty Corner on 14th October ready for their charity event on the 20th. There will also be some limited edition prints made.

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Gamvar & Comics

Gamvar Varnishing

I’m varnishing a horse commission today as it’s completely dry (always a good thing!) and ready for a 1st coat.

I’m using Gamvar as this gives a nice finish and allows a much shorter application period* than other varnish as it’s breathable.
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Blackletter & Commission’s

Quiet day at work today so it’s some Gothic Blackletter practice for me. Only my second time and not done any for about 8 months so rusty to say the least.

Got the go ahead for a graphite family portrait this evening and photos have come through for a horse oil portrait. Busy times …shame the day job gets in the way! Right, next up is a quick cheeky Photoshop composite for a birthday card, then bed.

I’m a Shelfer!

Decided to branch out offline and try selling from a craft shop. I’m renting shelf space for a year at Coopers Crafty Corner, a lovely friendly little craft shop in Pelsall Village. I only have a few prints on display at the moment but offering portrait commission’s.

Graphite Portrait & EYFS Packs

Portrait

Completed a pencil portrait this week, but as it’s a child, I don’t share pics without permission from the parents.

Early Years Foundation Stages

Due to some potential interest I’m starting work on some EYFS packages and an EYFS Facebook Page for childminders and nurseries. They will be suitable for home use too, for parents wanting to encourage children’s daily activities.