If any of you have been keeping up with my Blog you will know that I have been settling into my studio since the New Year. As it has been a little quiet of late I have been experimenting with Oil on Canvass, I have always wanted to get to grips with it and I even attended a few very useful lesions before Christmas.
So here is my first solo animal attempt, I thought I would go for a horse as I have been inspired by the incredible ‘Whistlejacket’ in the past (you Arty/Horsey folk will know what that is).
Oh and for the record he has only had a very few layers which I am waiting to dry, still a long way to go!
A New Year means a new start and I have finally gained a room for my portraits, a proper studio! The feature wall has been painted and finished in green to match my website with two Portraits hanging and I am currently having a logo made to put on the opposite wall the other side of the room.
I have an ‘office’ desk where I sit at my computer to do all my admin and my Portrait bench which currently has Anya sitting on it waiting to be framed.
I have a fantastic new daylight lamp with is going to enable me to work longer in the evening (normal house lights make everything very orange) and an all important ‘Simon’s Cat’ Calendar to keep track of the date!
Over the weekend I am going to set up my packing and posting corner where I have invested in some sturdy planks of wood and a saw to ensure all Portraits stay flat and protected in the post with cut to size packaging.
My easel is currently looking at me longingly to start some Oils and I have a Cat to draw for the Society of Feline Artists. On top of all this my website is currently under going a revamp on the Cat, Dog and Horse pages and I will be adding a whole lot more information about my Portraits in one big update.
I hope you have all had a fabulous New Year and everyone who ordered a Portrait from me in 2011 will be back for 2012, don’t forget Valentines day!
I apologise for not blogging sooner, Christmas is my busiest time of year and this one was no exception! I will be liaising with my web developer in the new year with a little refresh and plenty more pictures to add to the site. I will also be keeping my Christmas Offer online untill the new year so don’t forget to take advantage of my Gift Vouchers if you have not done so already.
Another exciting update to announce is that I have finially gained a room at home specially for my Portraits (no more working in the study)! I will be decorating and creating a proper studio in the next week horay! I will keep you updated with my progres and pictures and I will be much happier inviting people around to collect Portraits with all my Artwork on the walls. I am thinking about adding a comfy sofa/chair as well?
I hope you all have a very happy New Year!!
So what have I got to update you on? Well I have been doing a lot of behind the scenes work on my website trying to get the google rankings higher which is proving very difficult but at least I am getting somewhere now. If you would like to exchange a link with me please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can get something sorted for you.
I have recently added information on my Gift Vouchers onto my site pricing page Cat Portraits page etc I will hopefully be adding an option to purchase them via Paypal in the next few weeks so just in time for Christmas!
I have had a lot of interest in my Miniatures for Christmas, all the information can be found out here http://www.amyfishenden.co.uk/prices.php I am currently guaranteeing all orders accepted in November for Christmas but I will be traveling to New York in December so please get in touch soon if you are interested in Commissioning a Portrait, all I need are some pictures.
New cat pictures added to my cat Portrait page!
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Coco finally framed and finished! I had to hang him on my living room wall whilst I waited for the owner to collect, such a beautiful fluffy cat.
Keep an eye on my Cat Portrait page, I have a few new commissions to add, I wish I could draw some more cats I love them all to death!
I have recently added a Graphite choice to my Pricing page (black and white Portraits), and don’t forget about my Christmas miniatures for 5×5″ Portrait at £40 the perrrrrrfect gift! (Sorry still thinking about Cats).
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