On My Easel

Welcome to my world as an artist and full-time mum of twins! Find out what I get up to, what's on my easel, about my techniques, materials, behind the scenes and other exciting things.....

Progress update of Mr Handsome Lion


Having been in hospital before Christmas, I'm having to take things a little slower but I've been getting back into spending some time in the studio thankfully! I'm currently working on this wonderful lion ready for a one to one teaching session I'm doing this coming weekend. These days I normally work up a picture as a whole, but with this one I've been working it up in sections due to teaching. How do you work on a drawing?

I'm hoping to get this one finished by the weekend and then I shall be writing it up and releasing it as a downloadable tutorial on my Etsy store. Check back next week to see how I got on.

Christmas Commissions Can Now Be Revealed!


Happy New Year!
Wishing you all a very Happy New Year! I thought I'd start the year off by sharing with you one of my favourite Christmas commissions of the very beautiful Wisp who is a cocker spaniel. I completed it in pure coloured pencils on Stonehenge paper size 8"x12" using reference photos provided by the customer. The background is based on photos of the river where Wisp enjoys going for walks. The most challenging aspect of this picture was Wisp's beautiful wavy hair. I found by using a Caran D'ache Museum Aquarelle White pencil dry it was beautifully creamy and allowed some lighter hairs to be put in over the underneath darker layers. Definitely a pencil I will be adding to my collection! Watch this space for regular updates....