Tutorial in Miniature: Frau mit Sonnenschirm vor Hutladen, 1914

In this tutorial I show you how to recreate this famous painting in miniature for your dolls house of miniature collection.




Tutorial in Miniature: Hans Holbein the Younger's A Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling, around 1526-8.

In this tutorial I show you how to recreate this famous painting in miniature for your dolls house of miniature collection.

Sketch Diary: Tilly the Guide Dog Puppy

Goodness it's been a long time since I posted on my blog! My time has been taken up with a few commissions and teaching my class, but mostly with this gorgeous bundle of fluff. She brings me such joy, as well as incredible frustration and the odd expletive...it's a good job I have an almost limitless supply of patience.

Tilly's first weeks with me are documented here

Rather than overload you with with months worth of sketches I'll go easy on you and upload them a few at a time (but if you can't wait and want to catch them all now you can head over to my facebook album here).

Here are weeks 13 to 19...



Tutorial: Norbert Goenuette's The Boulevard de Clichy under Snow, 1875/6

Famous Paintings in Miniature number 7: Norbert Goenuette's The Boulevard de Clichy under Snow, 1875/6

In this tutorial I show you how to recreate this famous painting in miniature for your dolls house or miniature collection.


Tutorial: Monet's Waterlilies 1916-1926

Famous Paintings in Miniature Number 6: Monet's Waterlilies

In this, the sixth in my famous paintings in miniature series, I will be showing you how to recreate Monet's Waterlilies, 1916-1926

Tilly the Guide Dog Puppy

On the 15th of November I became a Guide Dog Puppy Walker - which means that I get the pleasure of caring for a small black labrador puppy until she becomes a large black labrador adolescent of around 12 to 14 months. I have to teach Tilly the ways of the world, make her as bomb proof as I can, and cover off her basic training before she goes on to Guide Dog School. I tell you, it's a steep learning curve for the both of us!

Along the way I shall be recording our journey in a little sketchbook. Here are the first few pages...