Commissions and Challenges

It’s not often that I get a commission to paint a picture, but when I do it always brings about some fresh ideas. The piece featured below is an adaptation of an original idea. My client suggested an interest in combining one of my fire-breathing figures with a piece of Ewenny pottery, something that I had never encountered before, even though it’s exhibited just down the road in Swansea Museum. I’m really pleased with the result, and (thankfully) so is my client!

20130808-223347.jpg
If you are interested in commissioning an original painting, please click on the ‘Commissions’ menu and get in touch. I like a challenge!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/JamesDonovanArt

Drawings

I bought some new pencils and watercolours this week. Felt like Christmas coming early! The school break has allowed me to do plenty of drawing rather than teach it, so here are some of the fruits of my labour…

http://www.etsy.com/shop/JamesDonovanArt

Girls

I’ve recently started paintings that feature girls in them. More specifically, my daughters. For years I’ve painted about the influence that my father and grandfather had on me, but I’m a proud Dad to two daughters and think that painting is a good way to teach them a little about what I know. They’re also beautiful, so they make great subjects! Here are a few images that I’ve been working on during the past couple of weeks:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/JamesDonovanArt