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We’ve had a lovely Christmas and I’ve had time to start work on lots of new things.  I never get quite as much done as I think I will, however, as there are always a few late nights and a few lie-ins to be had over the festive period!

Just before Christmas I was asked to complete a commission for a lady’s partner of his beloved little Border Terrier, Rusty (below).  I used artistic licence to add the festive theme (including a tiny little version of Rusty himself hanging on the Christmas tree!) and I’m happy to say that Rusty’s owner loved his Christmas surprise.  The painting itself was smaller than an A5 sheet.  I’ve always loved doing miniature paintings which suits my style and the tiny brushes I use!

 

 

Border terrier Rusty - miniature watercolour pet portrait

Border terrier Rusty – miniature watercolour pet portrait

 

 

Just before Christmas one of my friend’s cats, Flynn, sadly passed away.  I decided to commemorate him as a gift for my friend in another miniature portrait which measures 10.2cm  x 6.7cm (below).  I love miniature portraits because to me they are like little jewels.

 

 

Flynn - miniature cat watercolour portrait

Flynn – miniature cat watercolour portrait

 

 

Another friend also asked for a painting of her pet mice Lily and Lavender.  She sent me a photo of one of them next to the teacup so I added the other one in and then painted their namesake flowers around them.  I enjoy taking two or more photos and amalgamating them into one painting, which is what I generally do for my  larger pet portraits.

 

 

Lily and Lavender - watercolour mouse portrait

Lily and Lavender – watercolour mouse portrait

 

 

I’ll be back next year with more arts and crafts, but in the meantime I wish you a Happy New Year for 2019!

 

Hope to see you again soon!

Kelly.

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