Art tips and tutorialsArt tutorials from Karie-Ann Cooper. Learn to use pastel and charcoals. Download tutorials are available to work on at home, individual tuition, group workshops and free tips are always available on my artist blog. Simply contact me for more information or subscribe.
Cat PortraitsCat art posts from my blog showing the making of lots of feline artwork. From start to finish I show stages of creation, step by step including details of the materials used. Cats are independent creatures who seem to choose us for comfort and warmth but are also capable of looking after themselves however they do form strong bonds with their owners and are valued members of the family. Cats come in all shapes and colours but it’s the eyes which are my favourite part to add to a portrait, always super focussed and ever watchful, they may be domesticated but most felines still have a touch of the wild about them! If you are interested in cat art paintings commissions: Read my pet portraits commission guide. Find out more information about framing your pet portraits. If you need further information please contact me Or you can buy Original Art and Fine Art Prints
Charcoal drawingsCharcoal drawings created with sticks and pencils from a range of brands, Derwent, Generals and Pitts, sometimes with a touch of pastel or panpastel too! I create my charcoal drawings from photos, so the better the quality of the photo, the better the resulting artwork will be. I use archival lightfast materials to ensure my portraits last for many years to come and can be displayed for future generations to see.
Dog PortraitsDog art posts showing step by step stages of portraits. See how each piece was created in pastel or charcoal. This will give you an idea of how your own commission could come to life. I have created commissions for many breeds of dogs from all over the world, none are too big or too small, but all are very special to their owners. Sadly some of these dogs have passed away but my portraits create a lovely reminder of the time spend with them. I use the finest artist quality materials to ensure these dog portraits last for many, many years to come with very simple easy care. If you are interested in making a custom dog art commission: Read my pet portraits commission guide. Find out more information about framing your pet portraits. If you need further information please contact me Or you can buy Original Art and Fine Art Prints
Wildlife PaintingsThese are some of my wildlife paintings work in progress blog posts. You can see how I work with pastels and charcoals to create these lovely pieces of artwork. I use the finest quality materials, archival and lightfast to ensure my wildlife paintings can be displayed for future generations. I like British wildlife and worldwide wildlife subjects to paint and draw,