Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who has purchased one my new latest limited edition prints of my Technicolour Giraffe. I cannot wait to get back to the gallery this week to finalise and see the prints mounted ๐Ÿ˜€

I am going to be working on editing the full time lapse video. I have also picked up the original of the Giraffe after having it professionally mounted. I have to say… I LOVED the double mount colour options I have chosen!!

NEW LIMITED EDITION PRINT – ONLY 25 AVAILABLE!

โ€˜Technicolour Giraffeโ€™
Limited edition run of 25!
As only a few are remaining please contact me via email or over at my Facebook page if you would like to purchase one of these prints.

315gsm on fine art, cotton archival quality paper.
Each print will come professionally mounted/matted.
Print size: 8โ€ณ x 10โ€ณ
Mount size: 10โ€ณ x 12โ€ณ Ready to fit in a standard size frame

As are all my pieces of artwork from pet portraits to wildlife I only use the highest quality materials that are lightfast and made to last. The prints will be of the
same excellent quality.
Each print will be hand signed and numbered and will come with a
certificate of authenticity.

ยฃ25 INCLUDING FREE UK P&P!
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Reference photograph taken by Bob Barton

Varnished and almost ready to ship!

After leaving my recent Tiger painting to dry while I was away on holiday it was now ready to varnish this week :). I have to say… This is a very satisfying part of the painting process. The colours, contrast and depth once varnished really do finish off every painting.

The best way to describe it would be.. If you printed a photo off on normal paper and then the same photo on photo paper that is the difference. The varnish reverts the painting back to what it looked like when the paint was wet. The only issue is photographing varnished work is very hard, near on impossible!

8″ x 10″ Acrylic on canvas board
Reference photo: Jan Willemsen @ Wildlife Reference Photos
Original sold.

NEW GIRAFFE… NEW STYLE!

Ok… This is something that is entirely different to what I have ever done before. I have scheduled this post later today than my usual 8am purely because it didn’t go live on my social media accounts until 6pm.

I would love to hear over on my social media what you think?

🦒😁 I did say it was something COMPLETELY different to what I normally do 😁🦒.
At times I found this harder than my other work because of picking what colours I wanted where while still following a reference photograph which obviously did not show a multicolour Giraffe haha. Looking at the photograph to ensure I got the features and expression right and not mixing the actual colours I could see was a challenge 😆. The most fun part…. Splatting the paint for the background :D.
I would love to hear what you think. I really did enjoy working on this one. Such a fun project :D.

8″ x 10″ Acrylic on artist quality heavy weight mixed media paper.
Huge thanks to Bob Barton for the excellent reference photograph.

More Spaniels :)

When I was asked to draw these six beautiful dogs I couldn’t wait to start them. Each portrait was A3 (11.7″ x 16.5″) in colour pencil. I was then asked to paint the same reference photographs on a large 29″ x 21″ canvas in acrylics.

Their owner has since added two more Cocker Spaniels to her family so today I have the pleasure of drawing them to :). After that I will be planning another acrylic on canvas of the two of them with a view of them being hung next to the larger painting :).

29″ x 21″ Acrylic on canvas
Airbrushed background

Back at the easel..

Yesterday was my first day back at the easel after 2 weeks off. A well needed break. I am sure everyone feels the same with all the chaos going on. I hope everyone is staying safe.

I have so many adorable pet portraits on my waiting list and I cannot wait to start them.

For now here is a revisit to a portrait I completed earlier in the year ๐Ÿ™‚

Baloo
A4 (8.3″ x 11.7″) Pastel Portrait

More on the Eagle :)

Another update on my Golden Eagle painting :). I am not yet sick of painting feathers but there is still many more to do! This original painting will be for sale when finished. Feel free to email me if you would like more information.
zara.toms@hotmail.co.uk

8″ x 10″ Acrylic on canvas board with airbrushed background
Reference photograph by Andy Wilson @ Wildlife Reference Photos

Cheetah cub sold

A few weeks ago I sold my Cheetah cub original drawing. I am now planning to have a good look for some more references to come up with something special. I have two ideas in mind… I may end up choosing both 😂.Do I go with a mother and cubs… Or do I go with a sunset silhouette… Hmm

A5 (5.8″ x 8.3″) Graphite Portrait mounted to 10″ x 12″
Reference photograph by Emmanuel Keller @ Wildlife Reference Photos