This week I’ve had two lovely things happen. My range of Alison’s Ark watercolour cards that are under license with Museums & Galleries Collection are now in 2018 calendar form! I am delighted to know that they are going to be sold UK-wide at W H Smiths and other outlets. 2. A batch of 20 hand drawn ink dog cards that I did have been … Continue reading A Few Bits of Lovely News
Here’s a review of what’s been going on in my studio this week including – Completion of two bulldog commissions in watercolour Painting these two gorgeous bulldogs was a real joy this week. Not that they didn’t give me a bit of trouble in places mind you! Their famous muzzles were a piece of work with all those soft folds and blended black patches to … Continue reading Painting Bulldogs in Watercolour
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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 – email@example.com Prices start at £75 plus p&p for an original dog portrait at size 8×10 inches. … Continue reading Painting Dogs in Watercolour
Just recently I was asked to paint a Great Dane. I love dogs but find capturing a likeness in watercolour very hard. Anyway I did the drawing and set about painting this gorgeous dog. I used several washes , allowing each one to dry before I added the next in order to build the form of the face. This Great Dane has lovely interesting black … Continue reading Painting Dogs in Watercolour – Great Dane Tutorial
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It is only 10.30am and I have surpassed myself! Been up since about 5am doing lots of bits and bobs that needed doing like:- 1 Making new trace down graphite sheets for my students 2. Trying out new positions for me super duper studio light 3.Digging out huge old whiteboard ready to get my life into some semblance of order by writing everything down! 4 … Continue reading Easy Like Sunday Morning…Not
Had a lovely relaxing afternoon with my friend Anne – sat around by the real log fire with her 4 Welsh Springer Spaniels chatting about art, fiber and creativity and putting my feet up. Gwen, Lexie, Fin and Jack know when they’ve got it good! Watching the dogs heap themselves on the rug in front of the fire was very relaxing.But seeing them all lined … Continue reading A cosy afternoon with the dogs
Just did a few simple and rough Jack Russell pencil sketches in my big new sketchbook. Used a Derwent Onyx Medium pencil for a rich scruffy line. Here are some photos of my girls Dotty and Tilly taken in my back garden this summer. I want to paint them in watercolour so watch this space. Below is a painting I did of Dotty a few … Continue reading Jack Russell Love – some simple sketches
…when you are a Jack Russell. See how I have to lay in a luxurious wicker basket or a comfy sofa with layer upon layer of plush ruby coloured fleecies whilst Mum brings me titbits and fusses over me. Yes – it’s just another day at the office for … Continue reading Life is just so hard…