‘The Snuggler’ by Peter Smith

The temperature outside is starting to drop and it’s that time of the year when we all turn the heating on and snuggle up to our loved ones. Best known for his cuddly and loveable impossimal characters, painter Peter Smith has released a new signed limited edition piece for the winter season. Peter explains the meaning and message behind his new painting [The Snuggler is] a nice heart warming piece with a simple message. Stay close, stay warm, stay forever.”

The Snuggler by Peter Smith

The Snuggler by Peter Smith

Peter Smith goes on to give him insight into how we created the image, “I started out ‘The Snuggler’ with a simple idea, to create a piece that would give the same warmth during the winter months as a cozy fire, what better way to show that than with a loving couple sharing a nice woolly pom-pom laden scarf. Once sketched I quickly decided where the scarf would lay in preparation for the heads to be painted on top.”

Following the painting of 'The Snuggler' by Peter Smith

Following the painting of 'The Snuggler' by Peter Smith

“The whole thing was finished off with a few sweeping brush strokes to pile the snow into drifts.”

Following the painting of 'The Snuggler' by Peter Smith

Following the painting of 'The Snuggler' by Peter Smith

“Painting the Impossimals nose colour was a different matter though and required small bits of masking tape to cover up the locations of the nose holes whilst I used this.  A very soft flat shader to achieve the smooth finish I needed before glazing.  Additional details were added, such as hearts on the scarf and these dainty little pom-poms. Shadows were painted in and the whole thing left to dry before one full day of glazing began.”

Following the painting of 'The Snuggler' by Peter Smith

Following the painting of 'The Snuggler' by Peter Smith

For more of Peter Smith’s work visit

Peter Smith at Artworx Gallery

Alternatively call 01543 502971 or email info@artworx.co.uk
Artworx Gallery, Cedars Business Park, Avon Road, Cannock, Staffordshire WS11 1QJ.

To read more about Peter Smith read his blog.

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