John works with a collection of Hard & Soft Pastels in his studio. He uses ranges such as Faber Castell, Stabilo, Derwent and Northumberland's own top quality Soft Pastels, the Unison range. It is important to John that all his Pastel portraits are created using the best quality products to ensure a painting lasts a lifetime. He uses Soft Pastels such as Unison for softly blended backgrounds and the Pastel pencils such as Stabilo CarbOthello & Faber Castell's 'Pitt Pencils' for very fine detail although he favours the Faber Castell Polychromos Hard pastel range for fine detail also. If you wish to find out more about the products John uses, you can find more information HERE
John thoroughly enjoys painting Pet portraits and has produced many over the years, from dogs to cats and even a Guinea pig! The Velour support paper that he uses is perfect for producing realistic animal fur, as you can see in the images below, and he spends many hours on a piece ensuring his portraits capture the soul of a pet. If you are looking to commission a portrait of your Pet, John provides a full service for your bespoke painting from helping you to choose the best composition for your painting,all the way through to the final framed image.
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See the latest progress images on John's Pet portrait Commissions and other Artworks created. View the latest information on work for sale, Representing Galleries or Exhibitions as well as posts sharing John's photography images of Birds, Wildlife and trips out and about.