A Robin or Four!

I've started this week by painting yet another robin, which is very different from the others as he is all fluffed up and puffed up! I was going to paint him quite loose but I got caught up in all his feathers. Sometimes a painting takes its own path.

This painting will also be printed as a card. Now that I have four cards with different robin designs, I will be launching a Christmas card set very soon. I find this type of thing really rather exciting! Please keep an eye on my website or social media pages for launch details.

Since my last blog I have finished a portrait of Ayelet Zurer, an Israeli actor who starred along side Tom Hanks and Ewan McGregor in Angels and Demons. I really enjoyed painting her, though I had a bit of a fight progressing at one point, but I persevered and I'm so pleased with how she has turned out. I think she may be my best portrait to date and is now one of my favourites with Freddie Highmore and Donald Sutherland. This presentation gives some explanation to the development of the painting.

On Friday I started to another portrait of Henry Cavill though I've reluctantly put him aside to finish another couple of projects. Its not a hard portrait to spend time with!