I wouldn’t have mushroom for that..


Charcoal study

Broccoli: I look like a tree

Walnut: I look like a brain

Mushroom: I look like an umbrella

Banana: Can we change the subject??


Mushroom structure study


Ok on a more artistic note I decided to bring it back to basics. Sometimes you only need something simple to do some really beneficial studies. Here are some I did of mushrooms.  Continue reading

Step by step through a portrait 

I had loads of fun doing this portrait. Part of my process is to take photos on my iPhone throughout my painting. This helps me separate the painting from the surrounding studio and let’s me see how it’s progressing…Just a step up from standing back far away from a painting. Continue reading

Home is where the Dog is… a step by step through my painting of Ruby the cavachon


Ruby meets Ruby :)

Ruby meets Ruby 🙂

This is Ruby. Isnt she a cutie? She is a Cavachon and the most chilled out dog I have met.

Sinead came to me to get a painting of her done for her parents, as they adore their little doggie.

She was struggling to think of what to get them for their anniversary until she saw another dog painting I had done and thought they would love this. Continue reading