Monday, 23 January 2012

A Lion and a Monkey on a canvas

Hello all, I hope you are well, yesterday I decided to put some of my canvases in an album titled (unsurprisingly) 'Canvases' on my Facebook page, I've only got a few on there for now but I will be adding more. I put the Beach Huts, shown in last weeks post, in the album and plan to put these ones HERE into it sometime this week.

The canvases below were painted quite a while ago as a commission which was a direct result of being seen at a Craft Fair, a lady seen some of my work and wanted a Name Canvas for her little boy but wanted a different canvas for each letter of his name, she also requested a lion face and a monkey face painted in orange and yellow on 2 more canvases, so 7 canvases in all. I emailed my ideas across to her and this is the set she chose.
Isn't technology great for this sort of thing, at one time I would had to set up a meeting or post via the pigeon and the whole process would of taken weeks, now things are more instant.

The Lion on canvas

The Monkey on canvas

The first 4 canvases

The stem of the leaves running through the painting are done as a continuous line
The last 3 canvases

Each canvas measures 8 x 8inches with a deep edge and the Lion and the Monkey can be placed at either the beginning or the end of the set.

The finished set

This post is being linked to Wendy's wonderful linky thing... so please pop over and take a peek at what everyone else has been up to this week..

Take care all

Jan X


  1. How lovely they are! The finished set looks soooo good. I bet Lucas and his mum were very pleased with them. Hope you have a good week.

  2. These are brilliant and will look good in a child's bedroom. Love the oriental style lettering.

  3. These are fab! I totally agree about technology and commissions. I often send pictures and sketches out, and people send me photos too, to incorporate something into a design (pets, caravans, you name it!). It makes life so much easier.

  4. Jan they are lovely canvases, and what a fab way of spelling out the little boy's name :)

  5. Thanks for visiting my blog, I feel a bit lonely out there sometimes:)
    What lovely happy canvases, lucky boy.

  6. I love the fact that this looks so jolly... I know that is a really old fashioned word but the group makes me smile so much and feel really happy... just the way I used to feel curled up with Enid Blyton :)

  7. Lucas is going to be one very happy child. It looks fantastic, I particularly like the cheeky face on the monkey. x

  8. That is so charming! I love both the monkey AND the lion! You have such a knack for making them cute and with personality just leaping off the canvas. Bravo! I know my boys would have loved it.

  9. Jan, this is amazing! I love the font you have used and the vine flowing across looks fab. Great work!

    Ali x

  10. Fantastic canvases so bright and funky.

  11. Wow Jan these are gorgeous! Mich x

  12. These are amazing! I like the cheeky grin the lion seems to have. Quite clever to paint this so the lion and monkey are interchangable.

  13. I wish I could paint, or draw, or sketch... I love your work.

  14. Lovely, what a fab way to decorate a child's bedroom.Lucky boy.
    Jo x


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