I finally found time to finish Holly in her terrier portraits in pastel.
You can see the previous stages of this terrier dog painting here and she was ready in time to come to the Royal Horticultural Society Spring Show at Malvern I attended with the Herefordshire Guild of Craftsmen. She proved a big hit and I had a lot of terrier portraits enquiries as she was displayed next to my other terrier dog portrait in pastel
I didn’t really have time to take more progress shots on this one as it was such a rush to get her finished otherwise she would have been left ‘Home Alone’ as I took all of my other originals with me!
Just for info I used brown pastelmat for this with Derwent pastel pencils.
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Thought I’d show a few pics from the show, this was my stand just inside the door so I had lots of passing traffic which was great as I had thought I may have to trip people up to get their attention but they came anyway!!!
Our Guild colours are green and ivory and we are provided with matching cloths for our tables so it’s a fine sight when we set up en masse. We share the Wye Hall with the Coltswold and Worcester Guilds so the huge building is entirely filled with original and creative people and their goodies which always prove popular with the visitors. If you look closely above you can see my terrier portraits in pastel on the display boards keeping each other company!
I had a fabulous show selling two originals and taking 3 pet portraits orders on my first day! Now we all need to restock and get ready for the Three Counties Show next month. This show is more agricultural so will be a different group of visitors again to sell our wares to. It seemed we all did very well at this show and some people reporting their best sales ever! Great news for everyone!
Showing a few more talents from the Guild, fabulous glass ornaments…..
… beautiful ceramics
and wonderful homeware all made by hand.
I am currently working on my wild boar paintings again and hope to have that finished very soon too, it’s all go here and I’m having to be very organised to get it all ready for their next outing!
Feel free to visit my gallery where you will find lots of completed dog portraits but if you like to see how they are made, visit my dog art blog posts where I show step by step updates from the beginning to end of each piece and don’t forget I offer worldwide pet portraits commissions.