Friday, 19 April 2013

Lurcher Dogs Oil Painting

It's been a while since I got the oils out and am I glad I decided to go to my studio space. Yes its a shed, it can get messy in there, I can leave work out to dry and play my music.

I love the way oils work, smell and look. I love the deep old fashioned colours.

We rescued our lurchers last year and I haven't painted them properly yet. They move so elegantly, like racehorses or ballet dancers. I do take loads of photos them, so I trawled through the IG feed and found these two images.

I quickly sketched out the shapes yesterday and today I worked in the colours, whilst listening to Joanna Newsom and Kate Rusby.

Firstly, I quickly got the background in. Then I laid in blocks of colour and toned these. Finally, I ended up getting my fingers in the paint.

I am taking orders for commissions, so please message me if you are interested on

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Earth Day Activities

Our Nature Mandalas activity can be found alongside lots of other activities and crafts at this fantastic website 

Please go over and rate it, like it, share it or add your own favourite Earth Day activity or craft.

The website is Organic Sister Tara Wagner's environmental must read. So if you want to live a greener life take a look.

And Get This... Tara is also appearing on the Ricki Lake Green Show tomorrow!

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Summer Festivals 2013

We will be at these festivals this Summer. Click the links. 
Watch out for new festivals being added.

At the beautiful National Trust property Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire
New Model Army, Seth Lakeman!


ABC, Howard Jones, Heaven 17, The Christians!


Space, The Wonder Stuff and Syd Arthur!


Bastille and The Hidden Hedge!

Black Box, D:Ream, The Selecter!!!

Children in Need


Line Up to be announced.