Ok, so you might be wondering what the hell is going on when you read the title of this post, am I writing about a black dog in Tuscany or am I being deliberately obtuse? The answer to both would be no, I am simply sharing with you my latest artworks, one is of Cypress (I think) trees in Tuscany and the other is of my beautiful old girl Maxi. The time I have for drawing is limited, I have class once a week and not every week so it has taken me several months to finish both pieces, perhaps if I spent my weekends drawing they would get finished in a shorter timeframe however I’m not in a hurry, my weekends are full and my art is generally for my pleasure.
Wow Sam, they are beautiful – you certainly have a lot of talent. You’ve really captured a life like look in Maxi’s eyes – almost photographic. Well done, I’ll look forward to seeing some more.
Thank you so much, the illustration of Maxi was a labour of love and I left the eyes until last because I knew that they could make or break the image and I was worried about stuffing them up. Bundy will be next so I have to find the right image, might be a few months before I can share more 🙂
You are so talented, they are beautiful xx
Thank you very much Misaki 🙂
I love them both, especially the one of Maxi!
Thanks Emily, the picture of Maxi is my latest illustration and it was my first non-landscape for a couple of years.
Sam, these are wonderful. What does it matter how long it takes when you can produce something like this? I am so impressed. 🙂
Thank you Jo, so true, time means nothing when doing something you love 🙂
These are so good – I can’t choose a favorite because they are both great. I like the look in Maxi’s eyes. She is very intelligent!
Thanks Meg, you are sweet. Maxi is my reluctant model, she usually turns her head away when I bring out the camera but a treat can work wonders in getting her attention 🙂
The Tuscan cypress trees are beautiful! I love this painting!
Thank you, it was so wonderful to be driving around Tuscany and seeing the type of scenery I had only really seen in movies or photo, the photos I took of the landscape provides alot of material and inspiration for my art.
Hi, BlackDog! I love Maxi!! What a beautiful pastel. I love this. She looks so sweet and bright.
Thanks George! Maxi is a sweet thing and I really enjoyed drawing her portrait although I had to move her nose a few times to get it right 🙂