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New website

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On April 13, 2017
New website. Just a quick word to say that I have a new website up and running. you can find it at www.richardmacwee.com. This new website will allow me to display galleries of my work in a more prominent and streamlined fashion. I hope it will compliment this blog which I will be updating on […]

Best Royalty Free Stock Images

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On November 30, 2016

Best Royalty Free Stock Images.   Best websites to find royalty free photographs. For the majority of artists nowadays photographic reference has become invaluable to help us in our artistic ende

Pastel Portrait of a Wolf.

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On September 29, 2016

Pastel portrait of a wolf. New artwork recently completed. A portrait in pastel of one of my favourite animals, the enigmatic wolf. Here is a step by step guide on how I painted this subject. Incident

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Pastel Portrait of Tiger Cubs.

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On August 8, 2016
Pastel Portrait of Tiger Cubs. New artwork just off the easel. A portrait of two tiger cubs using soft pastels and pastel pencils  on sanded paper. I seem to be going through a big cat phase in my artwork at the moment (there’s a pencil portrait of a lion on the way!). Big cats are […]

Pencil Portrait of a Tiger

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On July 12, 2016

Pencil Portrait of a Tiger. New artwork recently completed. A portrait of a tiger using graphite pencil. Pencil portraits generally take a lot longer then pastel portraits as there is a much greater l

Pastel Portrait of a Lamb

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On June 22, 2016

Pastel portrait of a lamb. New artwork just finished. A portrait of a lamb using soft pastels and pastel pencils. It often seems that wildlife artists (and I am guilty of this myself) spend most of th

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Why Pastel? What are the benefits of using soft pastels?  I was asked recently why I use soft pastel as opposed to other media such as oils or watercolours. I suppose artists, through trial and error, will eventually find the artistic tools that they feel most comfortable using. Believe me I have used oil paints, […]

German Shepherd Pastel Portrait

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On April 7, 2016

Pastel portrait of a German Shepherd. New artwork just off the easel. A pastel portrait of one of my favourite dog breeds the German Shepherd. Known for their intelligence and trainability, the german

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Study of a Western Gorilla

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On March 25, 2016
New artwork just completed. ‘Study of a Western Gorilla’.  A pencil portrait of a western gorilla (great ape).   This was my first attempt to do a detailed study of a gorilla. I am usually more drawn towards lions, tigers wolves etc for my artwork but when I saw the photograph of this wonderful animal […]
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