Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Tiger, Tiger

As it was Global Tiger Day yesterday I thought I'd share some of the tiger artworks I have produced over the years, I didn't quite realise there would be so many!

I will start with my favourite - Sleepy Tiger. I couldn't resist painting this little cutey fast asleep, I just want to tickle her under the chin!
Sleepy Tiger Acrylic Painting
 I think this was my first tiger painting and it has proved to be the most popular greeting card I have ever sold!
Tiger Acrylic Painting
 A really challenging painting - Tiger Roar. Trying to get that mouth and teeth to look right!
Tiger Roar Acrylic Painting  

I loved painting this one as it has such a lovely face!
Tiger Smile Acrylic Painting

Tiger Stand
 A watercolour and ink painting.
Regal Tiger Watercolour Painting
  Lots of tiger ACEOs all sold out almost as soon as I had painted them! Art Card Edition and Originals - mini pieces of art 3.5 x 2.5"

Watercolour ACEOs
 Couldn't resist a purple tiger collagraph print to go with my purple animal print collection!
Purple Tiger Collagraph Print
 A Steampunk Tiger looking rather dapper in his bowler hat and goggles!
Steampunk Tiger Acrylic Painting
 Had to try him in a top hat too!
Topper Tiger Acrylic Painting

Of course I just had to make some of the paintings into greeting cards too!
Tiger Greeting Cards
I'm sure there will be lots more tiger artworks soon as they are such beautiful creatures!

Clare xx

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Captain Jack Oil Painting

I love seeing behind the scenes of how an artwork is produced so thought I would take a few photographs of the different steps of my new oil painting!

This is Captain Jack Kitty. Its one of my most popular acrylic paintings and I really wanted to do a slightly different bigger version in oils.
Captain Jack Kitty - Acrylic - 20 x 20cm

Of course it had to feature the top pirate cat Morpheus in his most swashbuckling pose!
  •  I always do an acrylic underpainting first to get rid of the white canvas and to make sure everything looks right but I forgot to take a photo of this! 
  • Below is about half an hour of throwing some oil paint on the canvas just to get some shapes.

  •  A bit more definition all over and I decided to make his eyes a bit bigger and less squinty.
  • Again more definition especially on the eyes as I always think if the eyes don't look right the whole painting won't work.
  • The finished painting just waiting to dry!

I love painting my cat Morpheus as he always has a cute little smile which his black chin accentuates!
I wanted him to be a bit of a scruffy looking pirate and I think it works!

Clare xx