The Painting Process

My paintings are 100% hand painted in the traditional way. I use the grid method to draw up the outline to ensure I get the realistic features that make your pet look like the real animal. I use my iPad to enlarge the reference photo to see as many details as possible.

The following slide show shows the progression from the original reference picture, supplied by Tilly’s owner, Hayley, through to the first tonal under painting in a single colour, and onto the different layers - up to the final painting.