This Week’s Art

This week has seen a lot of art being made:) Tuesday daytime – I was teaching my Art Spirit Painter’s Group how to paint a tall ship Tuesday evening I was doing a watercolour horse demonstration to Sully Art Group Friday afternoon was spent with my growing Tonteg Art Spirit Painter’s group where we painted a Moroccan doorway and on Saturday morning I gave a one … Continue reading This Week’s Art

Painting Dogs in Watercolour

Just lately I have been commissioned to paint a Chihuahua and an Alsatian (German Shepherd) in watercolour. I am a professional artist based in Pontypridd, South Wales, UK and take dog portrait commissions. If you would like more details please contact me – Alison Fennell – via my email – Prices start at £75 plus p&p for an original dog portrait at size 8×10 inches. … Continue reading Painting Dogs in Watercolour

Summer Meadow Art Demo in Gouache

Are you feeling the summer heat yet? Here in Wales we have had some real summer weather and so here is a simple meadow scene with some  cow parsley (AKA Queen Anne’s Lace) waving in the foreground. COPYRIGHT and TIPS! Please feel free to follow this demo but as always please note that you cannot them sell the result – to do that would breach … Continue reading Summer Meadow Art Demo in Gouache

Animal Magic Art Blossoms Painting Day

On Thursday I had the company of 3 lovely ladies from Pentyrch Art Society. Barbara, Charmian and Carol came over to me for an animal magic watercolour workshop. We had a fun and full day getting to grips with mastering layering washes and me trying to stop Carol sneakily using her tube of white gouache in her work! With Christmas coming up they had requested … Continue reading Animal Magic Art Blossoms Painting Day

Busying Around Ready to Paint a Big Massive Hare!

That’s it!  I’ve decided to really go outside my painting size comfort zone. Now “big” to me is A3 as I am usually an 8×10 inch kind of girl. Also I can’t go bigger than A3 as my scanner won’t take it and I want to be able to scan my artwork and make cards and possible prints in the future. The reason – this … Continue reading Busying Around Ready to Paint a Big Massive Hare!

Watercolour Jumping off Points

Sometimes you can carry on too long with a painting. I recently prepared a magnolia watercolour demo for an upcoming class I have. I painted the flowers and petals and stems in stages and took shots as the painting developed. At the point where I had defined the flowers and stems sufficiently (photo above) I thought it needed a background and so picked a green … Continue reading Watercolour Jumping off Points

Art Demo Initiation – Thank you Pentyrch!

I couldn’t have asked for a lovelier group of artists to whom to give my first ever art demo. At Pentyrch Village Hall yesterday from 1-3pm I was very warmly welcomed by all of the members and was so glad I had accepted their invitation to come and paint.Thanks to Christine Mather and Anne Peebles I had a great time meeting everyone before doing two … Continue reading Art Demo Initiation – Thank you Pentyrch!