Monday, 14 January 2013

Leopard Power Drum

Evening all,
Over the past few days I've been excitedly painting away on my Remo Buffalo Drum! I've had my drum for quite a while now -  over a year - and to be honest, I've been a bit intimidated by painting it.

But this weekend after a powerful and magical Shamanic Drum Circle with the lovely Kay Gillard, I decided to bite the bullet and get on with it.

Remo Buffalo Drum skins are completely synthetic and Vegan friendly. They make such a lovely sounds when played (by anyone else other than me :)), and as they are not 'skin' drums, they cope well in pretty much any weather.

So here are some process pictures snapped on my phone.

Here is the Naked Drum, not to be confused with the Leslie Nielsen classic film, Naked Gun...  ;)

Here begins the process of the Leopard Power Drum painting...

I journeyed before painting it, and got the vision of what I wanted strongly in my mind. As I painted I listened to drum based or tribal/shamanic songs and sounds... OK and maybe a little rock, as the afternoon turned to evening!


I kept the lil Remo crown logo on her head, as every Kitty deserves a tiara! ;)

To my great relief, my Leopard slowly began to appear from the drum -  and here we are - finito!


My lovely Leopard.

I also painted the sides of the drum too...

The whole experience (after all the pre painting nerves) was beautiful, magical and fun.

Now I need to find some acrylic varnish spray, so I can  (fingers and paws crossed) preserve this image for as long as possible. 

But one worry still resides... how on earth am I going to beat the drum, with such a pretty feline face on it!? 
I'll ponder on that another day! 
Good night x

Monday, 7 January 2013

TP's Pet Pawtrait

Hello all  - Happy New Year and thank you so much for all your support over 2012 -  it has meant a lot to me.

It may not have escaped your notice that I love animals, and I have had the pleasure and the honour of painting another beautiful and much loved, deceased  Kitty named TP.

TP was rescued by her loving owners when she was young, and she already had lost a leg in an accident, making her a 'tripod' Kitty hence her name TP.

Here is the finished painting of TP...

And here is the photo comparison...

I'm starting a new website named Animal Soul Art where I'll be displaying my animal art, including the pawtraits.

In the mean time if you would like any info on commissioning a Pet Pawtrait, please contact me at or check out my facebook page:

Wishing you all the best for 2013.
Laura x