Ok so this is Collector 71 a shop on the main thoroughfare in Totnes full of interesting things!
Scroll down to my Moon-gazing Hare painting with the gold leaf glistening in the sunshine!
This idea has been in mind for quite some time and it does feel good to have at last completed the painting.
This balancing act has to
appear to be believable and so getting each bird in a convincing position was tricky but I think it works.
The above is a work-in-progress pic and the finished painting is shown below.
A group of magpies have more than one name – a congregation, or a murder, I have also seen them referred to as a tiding, a charm and a mischief.
Birds, Paintings (non ACEO), Work In Progress
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I transferred the finished drawing from my finished draft onto a piece of watercolour paper making sure I have taken into account the extra space around the outside needed to stick it to the board and to allow some play in the size of the finished piece. It had been stretched first, taped to a board and dried overnight.
Materials used here are hot pressed 140lb watercolour paper and acrylic paint. My lightbox is an old cutdown amazon box with an unwanted picture frame glass front for the top and a spare loose strip light taped inside!
Dogs, General articles, Hints & Tip Painting & Drawing, Paintings (non ACEO), Pet Portrait Commissions, Work In Progress
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The Poplar Admiral, prettier on the underside of its wings.
A butterfly has actually got six legs but one pair is really small and tucked up at the front.
The menagerie of paintings is expanding! One more painting for the portfolio.
Horses and Cats coming along…….next up a horse head portrait painting fresh off the painting board.
Horses, Paintings (non ACEO), Pet Portrait Commissions
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Horse painting practice. A quick sketch to painting.
Horses, Paintings (non ACEO), Pet Portrait Commissions, Work In Progress
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A new series of paintings are about to emerge…..
Here is the start of the first work in progress.
Horses, Paintings (non ACEO), Work In Progress
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