Happy New Year to you all! I have had such a busy time before Christmas I didn’t have a spare minute to post on the blog. Overall, 2019 was a busy year with commissions. I created 59 artworks for 56 clients and sold some personal work to clients in New Jersey, USA and Drogheda in county Meath, Ireland.

I will aim to catch up with the blog and post all the pre-Christmas commissions I completed. There was quite a variety of both family and pet portraits in the form of drawings and paintings.

pencil drawing of two children looking out the window
Waiting on Nana, 30 x 25 cm, graphite pencil on paper

I shall start with a lovely coloured pencil drawing of two children looking out the window waiting for their grandmother to visit. This was a Christmas gift for the grandmother. It was commissioned by a return client in Ireland. This is the third drawing I completed for him. The coloured pencils suited this image quite well and the client wanted me to include the words “Waiting on Nana” in the portrait.

Detail of the finished drawing

The drawing is 30 x 25 cm in size. I worked with coloured pencil to achieve a softly coloured drawing.

Finished drawing on paper

I didn’t have any changes to make to the original photo besides some cropping. I softened the shadows a little as it was quite dark. The finished drawing was mounted in a mount ready for posting. I insert all mounted drawings into a colourless plastic slieve to ensure they arrive safely. The look great this way and can be gifted straight away.

The client was delighted with the drawing:

Hi Ivana! It looks great, as I expected!… She will love it!

Andrew, Dublin, Ireland