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

Watercolour Painting Classes South Wales. Drop-in Friday class Tonteg near Pontypridd 2016-17

Ever fancied really getting to grips with watercolour? Then come along to my weekly Friday drop-in class! It is £12 per 3 hour session and you bring your own materials and equipment. I can advise you then on what you need. As of Oct 2016 email me at or call me Alison Fennell on 07415 801 844 for details on my Friday class in … Continue reading Watercolour Painting Classes South Wales. Drop-in Friday class Tonteg near Pontypridd 2016-17

Watercolour Classes Cardiff/Pontypridd 2017-17

Updated October 2016 – Want to learn WATERCOLOUR? Come and join my weekly Friday drop-in watercolour class! Contact me Alison Fennell on 07415 801 844 or at In Tonteg community centre, Tonteg near Pontypridd. It’s £12 per 3 hour session. I cater for all levels and we are a fun, relaxed group of around 12.    Please bring your own materials and equipment and … Continue reading Watercolour Classes Cardiff/Pontypridd 2017-17

Original Watercolour Sale – This Weekend!

Art sale this weekend! All prices reduced. Grab an original now to enhance your space – direct from me, the artist:) 10 of my original watercolours are up for sale – to view more images of each one or to buy click on any of the paintings below. Easy to frame! Most of my paintings are standard photo size so you just buy a supermarket … Continue reading Original Watercolour Sale – This Weekend!

How to paint a Rhodesian Ridgeback

She is drop-dead gorgeous, is tan year round and commands authority whenever she appears! Who other than Berk – the most stunning Rhodesian Ridgeback I have ever seen. Her Mum Whitney has asked me to paint her two Ridgebacks and so here I present Berk. My initial pencil drawing was the basis for the subsequent watercolour washes. Over a few days I added more form … Continue reading How to paint a Rhodesian Ridgeback

Painting Butterflies in Watercolour

I felt the urge to paint some loose and abstract butterflies this week and so I dusted down my camcorder and filmed my progress. I hope you enjoy watching and that you may like to try them too. Techniques and materials I used hot pressed watercolour paper and Winsor & Newton tube watercolour paint. Each butterfly has several layers or washes and I leave each … Continue reading Painting Butterflies in Watercolour

Safari Nursery Art

Feeling inspired by the colours of the African savannah and its inhabitants I have created a trio of sweet animals that would create a unique mini gallery to a nursery or indeed to any room in your home. My animal paintings are natural and authentic looking and so lend themselves to any age or style. Enjoy! To view or purchase these animals please click on any one … Continue reading Safari Nursery Art

Knock on Wood – original woodpecker painting

I loved painting this original woodpecker in watercolour! He has fabulous feathers and colourings and his pose was so paintable. I used Arches hot pressed 100% cotton rag paper and took it slowly; building washes one at a time. He was overlaid about 3 times and I only added the final details and accents right at the end. Woodpeckers are such dapper birds! For the … Continue reading Knock on Wood – original woodpecker painting

Original Watercolours for Sale

Prefer the real thing to a print? Then I have another original watercolour for you today! Here is another of my original watercolours. They are all watercolours and one of a kind. Next up is this colourful and vibrant watercolour crab – a fun accent piece for the nautical bathroom perhaps? Treat yourself to an original piece of art for your home:) Continue reading Original Watercolours for Sale