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Sunset on Liberty
An original watercolour of the sun setting behind the Statue of Liberty. The Manhattan skyline can be seen in the background. Signed by the artist: D Shawcross. Framed and ready to hang. Frame: A 35mm luxury wide reverse shaped dark walnut (with a gold inner edge) coloured picture frame made from real ayous wood with a stain finish. Acrylic safety glazing and 55mm luxury deep-bevel single ivory mount.
'Boy's Toys' is a coloured pencil drawing on Bristol board. A close up portrait of the characterful face of a British Bulldog chewing on tennis balls beside a Danger Mouse toy. As well as my usual high level of detail which can only be obtained by working on Bristol board or a similarly hard and smooth surface, this composition displays a healthy dash of humour too. Nobody has looked at this drawing so far without smiling. I believe it would suit any room in the house regardless of whether you are a dog lover or not. Measuring approximately 15.5 x 11 inches it is presented in a white mount within an antiqued silver gilt frame to a total size of approximately 23 x 19 inches, ready to hang.
Bird In Hand
'Bird In Hand' is an unusual and interesting composition depicting a small parrot laying on it's back within the palm of a human hand. Created with graphite pencils on Arches Cold Pressed watercolour paper it is based on a reference photograph taken by Amelia from the Paint my Photo website although I've used my own hand to enable a greater range of texures in my drawing. Measuring approximately 18 x 8 inches, the size and shape of this artwork is ideal for hanging in an awkward space perhaps above a piece of furniture or under a low ceiling. It is presented in an off white mount within a distressed silver gilt frame to a total size of approximately 25 x 15 inches, ready to hang.
The Colours of Autumn
Butter Wouldn't Melt
\'Butter Wouldn\'t Melt\' is a small, close up portrait of a lovely little ginger kitten created with coloured pencils on Strathmore series 400 paper. I don\\\'t usually do pet portraits but was seduced by the fabulous reference photo of this little one, taken by Lisa Harris from the Paint my Photo website. I found the eyes particularly striking although I have changed the colours for my drawing. Measuring approximately 9.5 x 6.25 inches this drawing is presented in a white mount within a distressed silver gilt frame to a total size of approximately 17 x 14 inches, ready to hang.
\\\'Shadow Falling\\\' is a graphite pencil drawing on Arches CP watercolour paper. A close up portrait of a timber wolf. I have been wanting to create a portrait like this for ages but couldn\\\'t find the right reference photo. Then I thought of a method I could use which was to take a photograph, crop it in two, discard one half and then flip the other before joining it back together all in Photoshop. I ended up with a perfectly symmetrical face which I used for reference for this drawing. With the addition of some dramatic lighting I achieved just what I was hoping for, a very striking and haunting portrait which draws the viewer right in. Quite small at just 10.25 x 9.5 inches it is presented in a white mount within a silk finished charcoal black frame with bright silver sight edge to a total size of approximately 18.75 x 18 inches, ready to hang.
Silence is Golden
An original acrylic watercolour of a naked lady kneeling painted from behind; silent and contemplating. Her long golden hair tumbling over her right shoulder. Signed by the artist: D Shawcross. Framed and ready to hang. Frame:25mm wide cushion shaped silver coloured picture frame moulding. Made from real pine wood with a distressed/leaf finish and acrylic safety glazing. Single ivory mount 55mm diameter.