Pastelesta Calendar 2016 is ready!

I am proud to announce that the Pastelesta Calendar 2016 is now ready to buy! Over a hundred hours of work have gone into drawing the 13 pet calendar competition winners, who have now received their free copies. The high-quality, professionally printed calendar costs...

More calendar pics…

The Pastelesta Calendar 2016 is starting to take shape. Ten pictures in now, and what a variety of beautiful pets I’ve had to work with! Just three left before I hand the pictures over to my designer to start building the calendar, which is when it starts to get...

Drawing, drawing calendar pics!

Hello again! I’ve been slightly delayed in my plans by an unexpected stay in hospital and subsequent recovery time, but am getting back to work now and drawing the calendar pictures is taking up my time! I have managed to draw five pictures so far, which leaves...

Watercolours, rainbows and new products

I’ve been very busy this month with various projects, oil paintings, pastels, pencils, watercolours. Sketching It’s important to keep your hand and eye in by drawing and painting as much as you can. I’m trying to get back to more sketching. I did...

2016 calendar drawings are go!

I am happy to tell you that I have made a start on my drawings for the 2016 Pastelesta calendar. This beautiful dog is Luna, and will be gracing the month of December, even though that’s a very back-front way to start things! I drew Luna in soft and hard pastels...

A busy day’s painting

I’ve been hard at work on the oil paints today, working on three pictures. I can’t show two of them as they are commissions, but they are starting to come together, it always feels a lot better after the first couple of colour layers start going down. I...

Winner in the WHSmiths portraits competition!

I have just found out that I am one of three winners of the WHSmith ‪#‎whsart‬ ‪#‎portraits‬ competition. And I’m very happy! Here is my portrait on the WHSmiths blog page I have won some art supplies and got some recognition which is always exciting. The...