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Portraits in Pastel & Fineart by Jim Renshaw

Adults | Children | Pets | Birds | Equine

Jim’s Portraits

WELCOME to my website where you can see a selection of my paintings from different categories.

   The majority of the selected pictures are pastels, my preferred medium, although there are a few oils in amongst them.

   The pastels I use are Senellier soft pastels and the paper is Pastelmat by Clairefontaine. The pastel pencils I use are mainly Castell:Pitt and Derwent.

   Please feel free to call or email me if you have a question or want to know more.

   If you have a favourite black and white photograph that you would like bringing to life with colour, contact me and I will duly oblige.

Hope you like!

Picture of a goldfinch

Carduelis carduelis

Picture of a goldfinch

One of the British Isles’ most colourful finches with a wonderful ‘liquid’ song for which they used to be kept in cages. Goldfinches feed on various tree seeds, such as alder and birch, and on thistle, teasel and dandelion seeds, which it can obtain owing to its thin bill and light weight.