Judith MacKay Animal Artist https://judithmackay.com Judith MacKay's Web Studio Fri, 06 May 2022 14:28:56 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.9 https://judithmackay.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/cropped-Flavicon-32x32.png Judith MacKay Animal Artist https://judithmackay.com 32 32 Floral Ceramic Tiles https://judithmackay.com/floral-ceramic-tiles/ Fri, 06 May 2022 14:02:33 +0000 https://judithmackay.com/?p=2136 Following my accident in 2019 when I fractured my spine I felt it was time to review my life. In September 2020 I moved to Italy and took up residency here in Monteveglio and began to look for a property to buy. I eventually found what I was looking for up in Ca Bortolani in the Appennine Range of Mountains with a magnificent view of Monte Cimone. However it needed a huge amount of work to create...

Source

]]>
Sundar – Endangered Asian Lion https://judithmackay.com/sundar-endangered-asian-lion/ Fri, 10 Jul 2020 10:56:45 +0000 https://judithmackay.com/?p=2106 Since posting the the images of Sundar in different media, like many artists, I have constantly returned to the paintings to correct and enhance and feel I have got to know this amazing Lion who has last come to life on the page. Sundar was photographed in Gir National Park and environs in the Indian state of Gujarat by my very good friend, Dr Chetan Trivedy, Director and Founder of The Tulsi...

Source

]]>
Botswana Lion Cub https://judithmackay.com/botswana-lion-cub/ Mon, 08 Jun 2020 16:15:33 +0000 https://judithmackay.com/?p=2100 Botswana Lion Cub Whilst out on a daily drive during my visit to Botswana in 2017 we came across a small pride of lions with two delightful cubs. We watched them for over an hour whilst they played and eventually disturbed mum. This is one of the cubs that I photographed painted in watercolour on 300gsm rough textured paper. It measures approximately 23 x30 cm Share on facebook Share on google...

Source

]]>
Endangered Asian Lions https://judithmackay.com/endangered-asian-lions/ Thu, 28 May 2020 16:46:45 +0000 https://judithmackay.com/?p=2088 I have been thinking about my next painting and also which one I would donate to this year’s Explorers Against Extinction Silent Auction in November. My very good friend, and Director and Founder of The Tulsi Foundation, Dr Chet Trivedy suggested I paint the Asian Lion he had photographed on a recent working trip to India. The Asiatic Lion current range is restricted to the Gir National Park and...

Source

]]>
Venture into Coloured Pencil https://judithmackay.com/venture-into-coloured-pencil/ Tue, 26 May 2020 16:21:16 +0000 https://judithmackay.com/?p=2077 Red Fox Having used pastel pencils for many of my paintings I bought a set of coloured pencils and also water soluble coloured pencils. There are numerous brands on the market but I was directed towards Faber Castell, Caran D’Ache and Prismacolour. I have seen the occasional fox on my morning walks in the woodland near my home and thought it would be fun to depict the Red Fox in coloured pencils.

Source

]]>
New Pet Portrait – Husky https://judithmackay.com/new-pet-portrait-husky/ Tue, 26 May 2020 15:58:26 +0000 https://judithmackay.com/?p=2067 This is Nishka a beautiful blue eyed Husky that belongs to my nephew’s partner. The portrait was intended as a birthday present but sadly Covid19 got in the way. The portrait has been completed for a while but I can’t arrange delivery until lockdown is lifted. Nishka is in soft pastel on PastelMat and measures 20 x 30cm Share on facebook Share on google Share on twitter Share on pinterest Share on...

Source

]]>
A Cat With Spotted Silk Clothing https://judithmackay.com/a-cat-with-spotted-silk-clothing/ Wed, 08 Jan 2020 19:21:14 +0000 https://judithmackay.com/?p=2045 I can’t help but reiterate our ABUN founder’s words “It’s always a wonderful feeling to see our ABUN Artwork used by our biologists/organizational partners…even more than a year since the project has closed.It’s Our partner, Mtsog Irbis, Munkhtsog Bariushaa (Dr. Bariushaa Munkhtsog), President of the Irbis Mongolian Center, has written a book about Snow Leopards (ABUN #21) for children !!

Source

]]>
Sketch for Survival Silent Auction https://judithmackay.com/sketch-for-survival-silent-auction-2/ Mon, 11 Nov 2019 21:14:29 +0000 https://judithmackay.com/?p=1898 Sketch for Survival Silent Auction Yesterday I visited the last but one venue to see the Sketch for Survival Exhibition at The Luxury Travel Fair in London’s Olympia Exhibition halls. It was wonderful to see all the donated artworks and photographs on display. A huge thank you to Robert and Sara for all their hardwork in setting up all the wonderful exhibitions around the UK to bring pubic...

Source

]]>
Invited Artist to Explorers Against Extinction 2019 Online Auction https://judithmackay.com/invited-artist-to-explorers-against-extinction-2019/ Sun, 06 Oct 2019 17:13:15 +0000 https://judithmackay.com/?p=1887 Ingwe, Young Female Leopard For this year’s Explorers Against Extinction exhibition i was thrilled to be one of their Invited Artists. I have donated my original pastel painting of Ingwe, a beautiful young female leopard from an original photograph taken by my daughter, Fiona. (Fiona MacKay Photography) in The Kruger National Park South Africa. Ingwe, Young Female Leopard All the artworks and...

Source

]]>
In Honour of World Lion Day https://judithmackay.com/in-honour-of-world-lion-day/ Sat, 10 Aug 2019 11:35:44 +0000 https://judithmackay.com/?p=1879 In Honour of World Lion Day I thought I would post some of my paintings to celebrate this special day. They are such wonderful animals and I have had the privilege to sit with them on many occasions when on Safari in South Africa, Zambia and Botswana. The interaction within the family group is amazing to witness. I used my own reference photos of the Punk Pride Lions and was granted permission to...

Source

]]>