Why do the details matter? I have always had a fascination for the ordinary details that are easily overlooked. I want to convey what a scene looked like at that moment. Here I explain the inspiration behind my recent painting, “Near Dunmore Strand”.
This is a painting of one of the small dogs spotted at Stroud market a fortnight (2 weeks) ago. This tiny girl was waiting for her people to stop talking so she could carry on leading the way forward.
I have been practicing painting other people’s hounds. I like to do quick tonal acrylic sketches as a break from oil painting. It challenges to think about tonal value rather than colour.
It is no secret that I love animals. I come from a family of animal lovers.So its no surprise that I often choose dogs (and their owners) as subjects for my art.
I have painted five “cow portraits” in all, recently. Here they are. I have enjoyed getting to know them as individuals, their long history in art and human society, and especially painting them.
Following on from my last post about the inspiration behind my latest cow paintings, here’s my painting of “Sitting bull”.
So I was inspired to revisit the subject of cows in my painting I decided to use this approach, changing the background to look like a studio setting, to give the painting more of Renaissance feel.
Although I don’t think that I paint cows all that often, they have added up over the years.
I was looking through my photographs of the paintings I have done over the last year or so and realised that I have quite a sparrow “thing” going on. I love sparrows. Let me tell you why.
Mounted fine art prints of birds available direct from artist, Emma Cownie