Pencil on paper 12 x 11 in
I posted this painting of Jaffy to Canada just before Christmas a gift to the clients Mother and received this message recently;
My mom was delighted with the picture. The detail is amazing, and his expression which is so key to a wire fox terrier is perfect. The colour is spot on, including the black shading around his ears. It’s wonderful how the coat texture is so clear, including the waves on his beard, and even the little wispy bits. My mom declared it to be the “best Christmas gift ever”! Oh…..one other thing, Jaffy’s registered name is Brocolitia Make Me Proud. He was actually born with in England and exported to Canada at 6 months.
Thank you so much!
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Oil on panel 8 x 6 in
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In between oil paintings I have decided to revive my drawing skills. Indolence soon sets in and one forgets the lessons that can be revived in as much as it reminds one of the importance of light and shade and takes you briefly away from the complexities of using colour.
This is Charlie the Chocolate Labrador, commissioned and required as a surprise Christmas gift. Charlie who is an old soldier, now approaching 13 years, belongs to Paul and Helen German who live in Bristol. Paul contacted me through Facebook, after seeing a previous posting of a Black Labrador called Wilfred that I had painted.
Oil on canvas 14″ x 10″
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COMMENT FROM THE CLIENT
I just wanted to drop you a quick message to say a huge thank you for the wonderful painting of Charlie.
I hadn’t opened it prior to gift wrapping the picture and giving it to the wife on Christmas Day.
To say she was overjoyed is a huge understatement!
She( nor the other guests/family we had that day) couldn’t believe, not only the resemblance, but also how you managed to somehow paint the dogs personality as well!
Many thanks once again, and wishing you a happy new year.
I sold this painting from my gallery, which is housed in a rural complex of North Staffordshire. There is a driven pheasant shoot on an estate about half a mile away. The client who bought the painting is into field sports in a big way and is a member of the shoot.
Oil on canvas 20″ x 30″
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I spotted these two Jack Russell’s hunting rats inside an old farm barn. I spent the afternoon with sketch pad making studies of these Jacks as they were with much excitement kept busy searching out rats. As I couldn’t sketch them together, as in this final painting, I took separate studies and placed them on a bail of straw together as if they had just entered the barn eager to begin their adventure.
Oil on canvas 13″ x 16″
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Oil on canvas 14″ x 10″ (35.56 cm x 25.4 cm)
This is a commissioned painting of a beloved dog called Charlie. As well as a pet, Charlie led a busy life as a working peg dog, retrieving game for the client who shoots on the local pheasant shoot. As you can see with the grey mussel and eyes, I thought the title of the painting to be an apt description.
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This is a posthumous drawing of a dog. I don’t normally do pencil drawings but as I was asked by a client who wanted to surprise her husband with this drawing as a birthday gift, and as she has bought things off me in the past, on this occasion I said that I would and decided to let her have it at a discounted price. To cut a long story short, she has never seen the drawing and I’ve not seen her since. Fortunately for me this type of occurrence has never happened before, so to put the drawing to use, I decided to create a new gallery that will show off any drawings that I decide to do in the future. In the past the only drawing that I’ve done are preparatory sketches for paintings where I go straight in with a brush. As far as the discipline of drawing goes, age and indolence has caught me up and I intend to use a pencil a lot more, there is nothing quite like it to teach you about light and shade.
Pencil on card 10″ x 7″
This is Louie the Red Fox Labrador, commissioned and painted for a client who is in my village. I went to see Louie and took him into the back garden and decided on this pose for the painting. I painted Louie for the clients husband which was presented to him for his birthday.
Oil on canvas panel 10″ x 8″
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This is a painting of a pet dog called Chorlty. Here you see him standing in his favourite spot with front feet on his chair next to the window.
If you would like to commission a painting of your best friend then please get in touch.
Oil on canvas panel 10″ x 8″
In the Terrier group, the Border Terrier is a small rough coated breed of dog. Initially bred because of their fearless nature, as a fox and vermin hunter. They are very affectionate, intelligent and obedient and make ideal pets.
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