Monday, 11 January 2010

Catch up!

Blimey, where's the time gone? I haven't blogged on here in ages and I must apologise for that, Christmas and the New Year got in the way and I didn't realise how long it had been.

Well, I for one am glad it's a new year. 2009 was unfortunately a very bad year for many reasons but I'm already feeling far more positive about 2010. I'm hoping to be able to produce more of my own original paintings this year and get back to exhibiting and am also looking at a couple of 3 day country shows to attend to help promote my work.

In the meantime, I'm glad to say I'm currently busy with commissions and below are a couple that I have recently finished. The first is of Westie, a stunning grey and is a large painting at 24x20". I really enjoy doing different posed paintings like this, it's great to have a change from the usual head portrait.

And this is Cab, a flat coated Retriever from America, yet another handsome boy. This painting was also quite large at 20x16". Unfortunately, I'm having problems sending out paintings at the moment though, I need to send both these paintings via courier but England has had some very unusual snowy weather of late and the lane up to our house is covered in snow and I'm not holding out much hope that a courier will attempt to drive to our house to pick up the paintings so I need to sort something out! Quite what, I haven't yet figured out but I need to find a solution.

I am also happy to say that my donkey painting "Are You Hiding Carrots?" has been made into Limited Edition Prints and can be found in my print section. As with all my prints, there are two sizes available so please go and have a look and buy, buy, buy!

And finally for some very exciting news! Two of my original paintings, 'Meandering' and 'Arabian Beauty' have been selected to be displayed permanently at the Royal Ascot Racing Club. Again, I need to work out how to get the paintings sent to them because of the snow and they need to be there by Friday but it's an amazing opportunity and hopefully the start of a successful 2010!