Furry Friends

Bear web

Bearsie 8×8 inches oil on linen on board

I have been really inspired these last couple of weeks by an artist called Jennifer Gennari from New York.  She is an amazing painter and I particularly like the paintings she has done of animals.  She paints cats, dogs, chickens beautifully and so these last couple of weeks I’ve tried to have a go myself.  I really love the way she is so careful of brushstrokes which really add to the smoothness and texture of the different animals.  She does have one advantage though as she paints from some extremely good, well taken photos which makes a difference.

Here is my first attempt at painting my cat Bearsie.  I know it looks like he has a small nose but I promise that he does in real life – honest!  I was quite pleased with him I think!

Winston web

Winston 10xb inches – oil on canvas

A friend and neighbour has the most ridiculously characterful dog called Winston and so thought I would try and paint him too.  She had taken a rather fun silly photo of him.  I have a long way to go if I want to end up painting like Jennifer but its a start.

Commissions are welcome of any kind of pet – get in touch!

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