Pink Tulips

BlogPublished March 16, 2011 at 23:45 3 Comments

I was given some stunning pink tulips on monday night, what better thing to do than to take some outdoor shots of them. I want to build up my collection of greetings cards, so that I can have a nice selection for craft shows coming up, as well as for Dorset Art Weeks next year.




Havana cat portrait, Llandra

BlogPublished March 15, 2011 at 21:14 No Comments

I have finished and delivered this watercolour portrait of a Havana Cat, Llandra, to a lovely and special couple. This is their 3rd cat portrait I have completed for them

llandra watercolour portrait by sue hutchings

Shaftsbury’s Gold Hill

BlogPublished March 14, 2011 at 00:59 1 Comment

We went here this weekend with a good friend, as the weather was lovely before lunch….. and then the clouds came rolling in.
Gold Hill, Shaftsbury by Sue Hutchings
'Woman on bench' by Sue Hutchings

Cherry Blossom has bloomed

BlogPublished March 13, 2011 at 23:37 2 Comments

At long last, the cherry blossom has bloomed! I have been waiting for this for what feels like forever, as I missed the opertunity to capture them last year. This is one of my favorite flowers because of it’s delicate and fragile petals.
cherryblossom by sue hutchings
cherryblossom by sue hutchings
cherryblossom by sue hutchings

New painting – a Boxer

BlogPublished March 6, 2011 at 18:22 5 Comments

I have been commissioned to do a new painting of a Boxer, which I start my preparations for tomorrow.
Here is the main photo I will work from, but I will use another 4 to cover all the angels of her face to help build up her character.
Boxer dog photo: Lola

This final drawing which I now have to transfer onto the ‘Not’ textured watercolour board to then begin painting. I cannot draw straight onto the board, as I am unable to use an eraser, which destroys the painting surface.
primary drawing of lola by sue hutchings

Here are the series of photos and the development of the boxer. The colours vary slightly as I was taking the photos at different times of the day.





And this is the finished painting.

Ice patterns

BlogPublished March 5, 2011 at 23:52 No Comments

I experienced the most wonderful ice patterns on my car first thing this morning, it was like the fairies had been out with their fairy dust and left a magic spell behind. The beauty was wonderful, so when the sun came out and reflected it’s deep peach glow through the windows, they just came to light in this wonderful twinkling display of beauty.
ice patterns by Sue Hutchings
ice patterns by Sue Hutchings
ice patterns by Sue Hutchings

Sunset over Piddle Hinton

BlogPublished March 4, 2011 at 19:20 4 Comments

I stayed at my sisters this evening and saw this lovely mellow colour seep into the lounge, and knew the sky outside would be beautiful. She has such beautiful, rolling fields literally on her door step, so hobbled outside to go and capture it. I do love Dorset!

Piddle Hinton at sunset by Sue HUtchings

Example logo designs

BlogPublished March 3, 2011 at 16:46 No Comments

Spent some time this morning creating some logo designs in Illustrator. This is the latest arm of my business that is growing fast!


nana's garden logo sample by Sue Hutchings
plant and grow logo sample by Sue Hutchings

Spring snowdrops

BlogPublished March 2, 2011 at 19:54 No Comments

Spring is not spring without snowdrops….
These were taken on the river bank at Sturminster Marshall.
snowdrops-1-sue-hutchings_dorset-studio

snowdrops-2-sue-hutchings_dorset-studio

Portland Lighthouse

BlogPublished March 1, 2011 at 21:51 4 Comments

I drove to portland Lighthouse, at Portland Bill, in Dorset. I was there years ago with a small point and shoot camera, so it was lovely to go back this time with something more substantial. The only fly in the ointment was the sprained ankle I gained while navigating over the rocks. I didn’t stay as long as I would have liked this time as I wanted to get ice on my foot, but I still came away with some wonderful memories of the place, knowing I will have to go back again soon (like I need an excuse to go back – the place is wonderful!)

Chesil Beach
chesil beach by sue hutchings at dorset studio

A couple of shots of the lighthouse. I would have walked to the other side of the lighthouse, but that is one I will have to save for next time.
portland lighthouse-1 by sue hutchings at dorset studio

portland lighthouse-2 by sue hutchings at dorset studio

The cloud came over not long after I arrived, but it was letting through the most wonderful rays of sunlight, hitting the sea.
portland sea by sue hutchings at dorset studio

Page 5 of 10« First...«34567»...Last »