This is the official website of the science-fiction/fantasy novelist, Allen Donnelly. It is the repository for info about books, poems, general geekery and stuff about baking
Red and Wolf
An acrylic painting of a grown up Red and her faithful companion. Easily the biggest painting I've attempted at a metre across. I was aiming for a cool painting with a playful side (Red trying for a badass pose but her big, dumb dog has put its leg down on her fancy cloak). She did start out naked, because "Art, dahling", but it looked kinda dumb so shiny armour it was. Also, I had such a struggle getting the wolf's legs to look right, and honestly I'm still not 100% happy with them.
Painting of a red squirrel that came a-thieving to steal seeds from the bird feeder in my back garden.
Messy self-portrait. It's a little lopsided but then so's my face so it works out.
When We Dance
Acrylic on linen (fancy! And so smooth...). If you happen to like this picture, prints, along with many other bits and bobs, are available on my Society6 page!
An attempt at an Alla Prima style of painting of a rook that was in my back garden, done with acrylics. I even videoed the process! https://youtu.be/OiIGQpuNPsY
Macaw on a Chimney
Watercolour of one of the local, semi-feral parrots that can be found here in Kirkby Stephen. Prints, mugs and other paraphernalia featuring this handsome devil can be found on my new Society6 page - Click here!
Parrot In Flight
Watercolour painting of a parrot flying over the sheep field behind my house.
I live in a small town in north west England called Kirkby Stephen. It's surrounded by sheep fields and empty moors and it tends to be grey and wet. It's also home to a small colony of semi-feral parrots that live in a sanctuary just outside of town and can often be seen sitting on chimney stacks or flying over the grazing sheep.
Trying to be artsy whilst practising my watercolours. There's probably a lot of symbology there somewhere. The fade out to the left was intentional, by the way. Can't quite remember what I thought it represented though. Looking towards a brighter future maybe? Sure, we'll go with that.
One With The Forest
San from Princess Mononoke, painted in watercolours. It's supposed to depict San as being one with the forest. Kinda looks like a terrible fungal infection
Varian Wrynn, King of Stormwind from World of Warcraft. Painted in acrylics
The Lady Still Stands
Watercolours. Painted in response to political events in America as a tribute to the struggles and resilience of the LGBTQ community.
Almost The Main Attraction
Acrylic practice piece, repainted from The Main Attraction by Vettriano
Pharah from Overwatch, just as a practice piece with gouache