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Plug pulled on Exhibition at Eleventh Hour

I am so sad as I write this post: Three days ago, I received an email from the manager of Powderham Castle with the devastating news that the Fabulous Beasts exhibition will not go ahead this year.        … Continue reading

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Still No Decision!

Still undecided about Marmite – the paint will be so thick by the time I’ve finished! I added the crumpled tissue background and tried a pale icy blue colour, but wasn’t happy with it. Then reverted to green but it’s … Continue reading

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Thanks for the Suggestions!

Thank you all for the different suggestions on how to complete Marmite! Usually when I make a work, I have a clear picture of the finished result in my head.    With this one, it just isn’t there. But I’ll … Continue reading

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Decisions, decisions

I’ve been looking at Marmite for a long time, wondering how to finish the background.  The greens seemed too similar in tone to the grey of the ears. This is a commission but the client has not requested any particular … Continue reading

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Fun with Problem Solving

Since posting the Marmite picture, I realised there were issues with the face on the right side of the image. I’ve been working from a very small photo and it’s hard to see the shape of the snout. Finally, I … Continue reading

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Marmite – work in progress

Here’s the latest work in progress – a commission of a dog named Marmite – I’ve never done a pet portrait before. Originally I thought it could be included in Fabulous Beasts as it (sort of) fits the theme. However, … Continue reading

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Sir Timothy Tortoise Finished

I’m so happy with Sir Timothy! I made some final adjustments to his wig today and took him to see Alec the framer to try out some frames – Alec persuaded me to splash out on an antique-style gold frame … Continue reading

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Sir Timothy Tortoise – work in progress

For our exhibition at Powderham Castle, Janec and are are each making one piece to go inside the castle, as a link with the designated exhibition room in the courtyard. I’ve taken inspiration from the many ancestral portraits which hang … Continue reading

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How True!

I recently found this wonderful quote by Thomas Merton on the DAN website (see below.) How true it is! “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time” Devon Artists Network (DAN) promotes the visual arts, … Continue reading

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Presenting Gustav

I’ve just finished my latest project, Gustav (giraffe in the style of Klimt), filling in the small gaps and giving him some lovely eyelashes! It’s a sunny piece. Hope it brightens your day!

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