On The Easel

Art Diary, Articles & Life With Dogs

Framed Dog Portrait of Border Collie Trixa

Chelsea City Moulding This is the framed dog portrait of border collie Trixa. She is a really beautiful dog,  portrayed in conte pastel on grey  Canson Mi Tientes Touch paper. […]

Arab Horse Portrait in Oils

Final Scan of Wangelisa This is the latest portrait off my easel, the arab horse portrait in oils on linen canvas. Her name is Wangelisa and she is such a […]

Arab Horse Oil Portrait in Progress

Wangelisa’s Oil Painting Stage This is the Arab horse oil portrait currently on my easel. I’ve prepared the entire painting for the final detail stage and this is also where […]

Pencil Sketch of Slovensky Kopov

Drawing of Lizzie The first portrait off the easel this year is Lizzie, a Slovensky Kopov dog. She is drawn with graphite pencils on Fabriano Artistico paper in size 30x25cm. This […]

Border Collie Pastel Portrait – Trixa

Final Scan of Trixa This is my recently completed artwork, a  border collie pastel portrait of “Trixa”.  She is drawn on grey Canson Mi Tientes Touch paper in size 35x30cm. […]

Dog Portrait in Oils of Sadie

Completed Portrait This is the latest dog portrait in oils which I completed yesterday.  Sadie is a cute little dog portrayed on her bed with a pattern and parts of […]

New Website, Brand and Studio Photos

New Website As you’ve probably already seen, I recently uploaded a new website! I have been working on this for a whole year, in between commissions. Simply worked when I […]

How to Scan Artwork Tutorial

Scan Your Art Tutorial by Katja Turnsek © 2011, All Rights Reserved I get so many emails from fellow artists asking me how I photograph my portraits. “How do you […]

Sadie’s Oil Painting Initial Stage

Sketching Stage I just started up a new oil painting! This is a cute little dog on her bed, her name is Sadie. Canvas size is 14″x10″ and the painting […]

Oil Portrait of Yorkshire Terrier Ferguson

Final Scan of Ferguson Yesterday I completed the oil portrait Ferguson, the Yorkshire terrier. I edited the scan to look as close to the original as possible, I could have […]

Yorkshire Terrier Portrait in Progress

Ferguson’s Progress I have done two more stages of Yorkshire terrier Ferguson. Unfortunately I forgot to photograph one stage in between, I just picked up my brushes and started to […]