Monday, December 21, 2009



This is my latest acrylic commission. Shar he was 37 years old when he sadly passed away but a much loved boy indeed.  His portrait has arrived at its new home and is now hanging on the wall so Im able to now post for all to see.

Thank you Mel for allowing me to immortalise your very special boy.


Commissions available
Original Artwork for sale

Saturday, December 19, 2009

2010 Calanders for rescue

2010 Calanders for TREW equine rescue.

Earlier on this year I started to create resonably priced portraits to aid rescue.  These portraits have now been placed in a calander to aid this same rescue. These are a couple of examples of the pages for January and April you can also view the entire calander on utube

To purchase a copy for yourself and aid TREW in the great job they do  email  the secretary directly to order.

Calanders are $20 each and this include postage withing Australia.


Original artwork for sale
Commissions accepted

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Arabian Affair - SOLD

Arabian Affair

I took Arabian Affair with me to Sydney to the ISS Showjumping Classic's presentation evening as part of my art display for the night.  It was so hot off the easel I didnt even have time to put cord and hooks on the back of it let alone write my details there.

Imagine my panic when this piece sold on the night.  Thankfully the new owner didnt want to collect it until the next morning so I had time to find a hardware store and purchase the neccessary bits and pieces ready to deliver to her.

Thanks Mim for purchasing Arabian Affair (20" x 20" acyrlic on canvas) may it bring you years of viewing pleasure.


Commissions available - email me for a obligation free quote :

original artwork for sale -

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Cool Down

Cool Down

Im heading off to the ISS Summer Show Jumping classic with my artwork this weekend.  This is  new piece Ive created to have on display.  The original photo was taken by my husband at last years Interstate Showjumping event that was held locally.

Cool Down is 13" x 19" pastel on pastel board. For more information on purchasing this piece email me



Commissions Accepted - Original artwork for sale.

Friday, December 4, 2009



Precious another recent commission for Neil,  he has the most amazing dogs. Precious is on of his daschunds.
Pastel 10' x 14"

commissions welcome,  gift vouchers still available for christmas gifts. 


Wednesday, December 2, 2009



Been working on this one on and off for a few months now finally finished this morning.  Arabesque is watercolour on arches watercolour paper.  10" x 14" If you are intersted in purchasing email me

Im looking forward to painting and drawing more arab horses.  

Thanks for looking.


Thursday, November 26, 2009

Little General

Little General

Little General is my lates work for one of my collectors. Ive been priveledged to draw his mother Chrissy as well as her first little of puppies of which Little General was one. Thanks Neil for your support and continue commissions of your beautiful dogs, Id love to see your gallery of my work there are quite a few now hanging in your offices.


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tasmanian Horse Rescue

Tasmanian Horse Rescue

I have joined forces with THRRO or Tasmanina Horse Rescue & Rehabilition Organisation.  They will receive  a % from the sale any of my wildlife work at  Reddog Place Wildlife Art Website.

They do a great job helping the horses and ponies in need in Tasmania.   Check out their site

Please feel free to pass this blog page onto anybody who may be interested in purchasing a piece of wildlife artwork for themselves or perhaps for a Christmas gift. 

thanks for looking Catherin

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Dressage no. 2

Dressage no. 2

Following on from dressage no. 1 the second in the series. Dressage two is 5" x 7" on white arches watercolour paper.
$55 including postage

The first inquirer to my email, gets to purchase this one.

10% will be donated to Triple R Equine Rescue from the sale of this piece

pay pal welcome

thanks for looking. Catherin



Thursday, November 12, 2009

Dressage no. 1

Dressage no. 1

With the dressage championships on this coming weekend I thought  I should do a couple of my pen and wash paintings.  Dressage one is 5" x 7" on white arches watercolour paper. 


The first inquirer to my email, gets to purchase this one. 

10% will be donated to Triple R Equine Rescue from the sale of this piece

pay pal welcome

thanks for looking.    Catherin

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Trust - SOLD


Sometimes as an artist you find an image that speaks to you.  This is one such image,  the horse in my artwork is called Nuthin because it was thought that that is what he would amount too Nuthin.  Its amazing what a bit of tender love in care will bring about.  The trust this little one has in the horse is remarkable and just spoke to me. 

Thank you Tam for the use of your photo to create this work of art which will be used for my client Christmas cards this year.

Trust is created in pastels and 10" x 12" in size.  If you would like to commission an original work of art similar to Trust email me

Thanks for looking and passing this on to family and friends to view

Origianl work for sale - Commissions accepted

Saturday, October 31, 2009

ISS Summer Classic 2009

ISS Summer Classic

Earlier this year I was invited to create this years work of art to feature on all advertising for the ISS Summer Classic Show jumping event here in Australia. The committee have purchased the original work of art to be gifted to the shows main sponsor.

As an added bonus I get to have a display of my artwork on at the  presentation evening. Very exciting for me as there will be some big names in the equestrian world of show jumping attending.



commissions welcome, original artwork for sale.

Whats for Dinner???? - SOLD

Whats for Dinner???? - Pepper

Whats for Dinner is one of the last works for the TREW's 2010 calander. Pepper has such a fun sense of humour which I think really shows with the bucket.

Whats for Dinner is 7" x 9" pastel on canson pastel paper $175.00 + postage.  10% of the sale price will be donated directly to TREW.

Pay pal is available.  email me to purchase.

thanks for looking and passing on to family and friends


Thursday, October 29, 2009



Silhouette is my latest pastel for rescue and will feature in the TREW 2010 calander to which will raise money for this great rescue organisation.

  I loved the sheen on her coat and wanted to try a something different with the grounding colour underneather her so chose to use purple which seems to sing with the golds in her coat.

Silhouette is 7" x 7" pastel on canson pastel paper


Pay pal is available, drop me an email to purchase or enquire about other works for sale for rescue.

thanks for looking feel free to pass Silhouette onto your friends or family who may be interested in owning an original work of art.


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Studio Wildlife Art Sale


Earlier this year I made the decision to no longer create wildlife art, but concentrate on my equine and pet portraits.   In order to make way for the new Im clearing the studio of all my wildlife artwork and am offering all work for sale on my website at 1/3 off the price.

Prices start at $250.00 + shipping all works are unframed, framing can be organised for Australian purchases. 

If you see something you like drop me an eamil and I'll forward a pdf file with prices and sizes of the work to you.

Thank you to all those who have previously purchased my wildlife art both here in Australia and overseas.

Feel free to pass this information on to your friends and family who may be looking for a unique one off christmas gift for somebody.


Monday, October 26, 2009

Beauty in Black

Beauty in Black

Beauty is my latest equine artwork of the TREW horses.  She will be featured in the upcoming 2010 calander fundraiser for TREW.  Im currently working on the final two works for this calander and will be posting shortly.

Beauty in Black is for sale on a first come basis email me if you are interested in purchasing.  7" x 7" pastel on canson pastel paper. SOLD

Thanks as always for looking and passing this onto you friends


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Kitty in Pink

"Kitty in Pink"

Kitty in Pink is 5" x 7" pen and wash on watercolour paper.  If you would like to purchase her for a stocking filler for Christmas drop me an email.   The shadow at the top is where I had her clipped onto the board to photograph.

These little pen and inks are a total change from my usually detailed work, and make you think about where you will put those lines of watercolour to suggest form.

Thanks, as always, for looking at - and sharing - my artwork with your friends and family.


Sunday, October 4, 2009

Dommy the donky - birthday commission

Dommy the Donkey

Donkeys are such fascinating creatures so this fellow was a lot of fun to draw with those big ears and lovely soft eyes.

Dommy was commissioned as a birthday gift.  Now that Dommys portrait  is at his new home I can post for all to see.

Dommy is a 10" x 14" pastel on canson pastel paper. 

Commissions welcome.  Original artwork canine, equine and wildlife available for sale.

Thanks for looking


Thursday, October 1, 2009

Horse I & II by Catherin McMillan

Horse I & Horse II


Having created  few of these little pen and wash drawings of dogs, thought Id do a series of  horses.  Quite addictive  I must say with a few clydies completed as well.

Both of these are 5" x 7" pen and wash.  $55 each  or $100  for both. Postage is included in this price 10% of the sale price will be donated to TREW equine rescue.

Drop me an email to purchase:

Pay Pal available             Commissions welcome

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Carousel I - SOLD

Carousel 1 sold

thank you to Joan for purchasing this little drawing.

Ever since I was a little girl I have been fascinated with carousels or as we call them here in Australia merry go rounds. This would have to be the smallest pastel I have ever drawn measuring 4" x 6" and it was a lot of fun.

Carousel I was the first in a series of carousel creatures and was a lot of fun to draw.  Commissions available. email:

Thanks for reading my blog.


Monday, September 28, 2009

1 in a Million - Catherin McMillan

1 in a Million

This little guy is another my pen and wash series.  Created for DDCR Daschund rescue. 

1 in a Million is 5" x 7".  $55.00 (including postage) 10 % of the purchase price will be donated to DDCR to help in the great work they do with dacshunds.

email: to purchase.  Pay Pal Available.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Rooster Carousel SOLD

Rooster Carousel SOLD

Rooster Carousel was the 3rd piece in my carousel series 4" x 6" pastel.

Thank you to Heather who has purchased this little pastel as an early christmas gift.

Commissions and a limited no. of original work for sale.

thanks for looking


The Dog Art Book

The Dog art book, "Great Dogs Amazing Artists" is ready for purchase. Two of my paintings were chosen to grace a few pages of this great book. Ball Anyone and Last Tango. Both of these drawings are in private collections one in the USA and the other in Denmark.

My copy arrived on friday it was wonderful to see such amazing canine artists work from around the globe all in one book.  A list of all the artists and their contact details in the back of the book.

 The book is written and published by Jan E. Irving who is a fellow member of the Canine Art Guild.

If you'd like to purchase a copy check out:



Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Heart of the Horse, 2009 on-line Exhibit

Who Me??

I entered Who Me in the The New England Equine Art Experience, NEEAE, Heart of the Horse, 2009
on-line Exhibit a few months ago.

This morning I received an email to let me know that I had won the viewers choice award with my painting.  Im over the moon with the biggest grin on my face. 

Thank you to Deb who organised the show.

If you would like to own one of my original paintings please visit my website 

commissions available.   email:

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Saluki IV by Catherin McMillan

Saluki IV

Catherin McMillan
5" x 7" pen and wash
$55.00 including postage
10% of the sale price will be donated to Stola Saluki rescue
Pay pal available
thanks for looking

Friday, September 4, 2009


Ive been wanting to draw a childs portrait without any associated animals for quite sometime.  I finally had the opportunity to do just that.  Jack is a private commission (thank you) created in pastels on canson pastel paper measuring 9" x 12".
I just loved his fluffy hair and bright orange shirt.
Commissions are available for both animal and childrens portraits.  email me at

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Saluki II by Catherin McMillan

Saluki II

by Catherin McMillan
5" x7" Pen and wash
PRICE $55.00 includes postage
10% that will be donated to Stola Saluki Rescue
Pay Pal available
thanks for looking

Monday, August 31, 2009

Saluki 1 by Catherin McMillan

Saluki 1
Im a member of the Artists Helping Animals group of artists.  The group regularly runs fundraising months for the rescue groups the AHA supports.  September is the month that the artists create and offer work for sale to raise money for Stola saluki Rescue.
This month Ive created 4 pen and ink paintings 5" x 7" which will be  offered for sale at
$55.00 (including postage)
10% of the sale price will be donated directly to Stola
email me at:  if you would like to purchase this painting
Pay Pal is available. 

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Working Progress - watercolour

Sambo - watercolour
This is my latest work in progress please view my website for a full description of the process.

Catherin McMillan

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Games End - Catherin McMillan

Games End - Polo Ponies
Ive always found polo to be a fascinating sport, when I was a teenager and a much more active rider I was invited to join a team. Sadly my boy wasnt the polo pony type.
Games End is the first in a new series of polo pony paintings.
10" x 14" watercolour and pastel painting
thanks for looking

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Gentle Nature - Catherin McMillan

Gentle Nature
Gentle Nature or Pearl as she is known is another of my works created for Triple R Equine Rescue:
This is a pastel drawing 7" x 8 1/2" and is for sale 10% of the sale price being donated directly to Trew to help them with the wonderful work they do.
Price: $175.00 + postage
Pay Pal available
drop me an email if you would like to purchase Gentle Nature.
thanks for looking

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Melody - In Memory

Melody - In memory
Melody belonged to a young boy who sadly lost her recently in an unfortunate accident. I hope that this portrait of Melody will create a lasting loving memory of such a great little horse.
Pastel 7" x 5"
If you would like to commission a memory piece for your self please drop me an email:

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Cocker spaniel in watercolour

Cocker Spaniel in watercolour
Finished this guy earlier on in the week. With North of the Harbours annual dog show coming up in a few weeks time and being one of the sponsors, I wanted to show prospective clients the other medium I have been working in - watercolour.
I fell in love with Windsor and newtons charcoal grey (which is what he is painted in) sadly they've discontinued this great colour, so I'm treating it like gold.
This boy is 10" x 14" painted on arches 300 gsm hot pressed (smooth) paper. For Sale
If you would like to commission a watercolour portrait of your pet or equine then drop me an email:
visit if you'd like to have a look at more of my work away from my blog.
thanks for looking, love to hear your comments on my watercolour cocker spaniel.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Pocket Full of Pups

Pocket Full of Pups

Ive been working on this piece on and off for a couple of months. As Ive enjoyed doing the single canvas's with the pop art pups on them and wanted to do something big and bold thought Id put brush to canvas so to speak an create a pocket full of pups.

After going through reference photos from various groups I belong too and finding the images I wanted to use the next hardest part was deciding upon the background colours to use. Not always an easy thing to come up with.

Pocket Full of Pups is quite large 122cm x 92cm (can work that out in inches if anyone would like me to convert) mixed media on 2.5 cm gallery wrapped canvas.

The bright colours would look great in an office or foyer and brighten any room with its vibrant colours.

Price: $1750.00 + shipping.

thanks for looking and please pass these guys image onto anybody you may feel is interested in purchasing.

Pay Pal is available

Catherin email:

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Take it to the Max!!!

Max is only 4 months old and is in the care of rescue. Hes a lively little guy how has now gone to a foster carer until he finds a home of his own.
Take it to the Max is for sale with 10% from the sale price being donated directly to Triple R Equine Welfare TREW.
Price: $175.00 + Postage
Size 7 1/2" x 9 1/2"
Pay pal available
drop me an email at

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Earlier this year I saw Charlie at the local agricultural show. He was being ridden under saddle by his owner. As I had my camera handy and thought he had such great character I decided to take some photos of him in his yard. What made me laugh about him was that every time I clicked the camera he pulled a face like he was either smiling or laughing at me.
It had both myself and my mother in stitch's. Didn't give another thought to Charlies photos until I was asked to include photos of my artwork containing cattle in a magazine article. This gave me the excuse I needed to dig out Charlies photos and draw him.
Charlies portrait has been purchased by his owners. Thanks Robin and Garry.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Roxie II

Roxie II
Early last year I created a large portrait of Roxie for her owners. They loved her and her portrait so much that Leigh asked me to do a smaller version of the orginal large portrait. So here is Roxie II she has he most amazing eyes and I can surely see why they loved her so much.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Virtual Party

" Rear View"

A virtual party is a wonderful idea by a couple of members of the EAG (equine artists guild) the photo was supplied by Juliet Harrisson a wonderful equine photographer from the guild.
Each artist had 24hours to interpretate the image how they wanted and post to the party blog.
My interpretation was "Rear View" just a bit of a twist from my usual style.
I didnt have 24hours only had an hour to complete mine as I had other commitments for that day.
Rear View is 6" x 8.5" pastel. Check out the link to the party there is some amazing work there.
Cant wait for next months party.
"Rear View" for sale $175.00 + postage drop me an email if you would like to purchase:
thanks for looking

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Work in Progress stage 2

Stage II

Whilst most artists work from left to right I find it much easier to work from right to left. Perhaps that has something to do with my being right handed???
The next step in Ruger's painting is to start on the rider and saddle. The jodhpurs showed a bluish sheen down the outside of the leg which works well as a reflection of the blue background.
After adding colour to the jodhpurs I started working on the saddle adding the suggestion of light and shadow and defining the texture in the saddle cloth.

Hope your enjoying the process of Ruger's painting

Thanks for reading


Monday, May 25, 2009

Work in progress stage 1

The First thing you have to decide on when you about to do a painting is the colour background you will use. Because Ruger is a chestnut I thought that a bright blue would work really well and sing with his coloured coat.
Rugers canvas was undercoated with a black paint before drawing the image. This allows me to see the detail more clearly than it would if I was using a white background. Next I chose the blue I would use for the background. Stay tuned for stage 2

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Work in Progress


Over the coming weeks I will place updates on Ruger's painting on this page.. Ruger will be painted in acrylic on a 16" x 20" x 1" thick gallery wrapped canvas.

I hope you enjoy the process.


Sunday, April 26, 2009

Black Magic - Friesian stallion Sold

" Black Magic"
I'm having sooo much fun with acrylics at the moment, just had to try another using a black horse. I love drawing black dogs, cows etc so thought why not a horse.
Black magic is 24" x 24" on 1" gallery wrapped canvas.
I would like to hear your comments on my news medium that I'm using in a realistic style. Cant wait to start another.
thanks for looking Catherin

Monday, April 20, 2009

Last Tango Tappestry

Salukis are one of my favourite breeds I could watch them for hours. Because of my fascination with this breed Im a supporter of Stola Saluki Rescue in the USA. I have a number of works listed with them for sale both originals and limited edition prints.
Stola chose my drawing Last Tango to feature on their 2009 throw rug. Im looking forward to my rug arriving very shortly and wanted to share this wonderful honour with my blog readers.
The information about this rug is below. you can find out more about Stola and the wonderful work they do by visiting their website:
thanks for reading Catherin
STOLA is presenting a brand new Tapestry Throw design for 2009! Australian artist Catherin McMillan kindly gave us permission to translate one of her gorgeous paintings into a tapestry throw/wall hanging for our 2009 edition.
We will be offering this as a signed and dated limited edition, making it a collector's item. It is woven in the USA of 100% cotton, approximately 54 x 72 inches.
Use it as a snugly wrap, hang it on your wall, or drape in across a sofa. It will make a stunning addition to your home.
For additional information about Catherin McMillan, please visit her website
Price: $60.00Shipping: $10.00 via USPS Priority Mail in the U.S.International Orders - please contact us for shipping cost at

Sunday, April 5, 2009


Dont you just love the smile, this little guy has such a wonderful expression. Showing a zest for life. He was a lot of fun to draw with all that wonderful hair.
Thank you to Donna and Martin for commissioning me to draw Flyer for you.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

A little brag

Just a little brag from me. A while ago I was asked if I would like to submit an editorial along with images of my artwork for consideration for inclusion in the US magazine, Horses in Art.

Firstly I thought oh they'll never include me in there, but hey what the heck I'll submit and see what happens. I already subscribe to this magazine so if I get my work in there along with some of the top equine artists in the world that would be fantastic.

My copy arrived and whoo hoo not only was I in the magazine but I had a whole page to myself. Now this has really made not only my week but month as well. Sure doing a happy dance over this neck of the world.


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Here's Lookin at You

Here's lookin at You is my latest work for sale to aid Horse Rescue. Sahara is one of the mares they currently have in their care.

This work is in pastel and approximately 6 1/2" x 9" in size. Please drop me an email if you would like more information on this piece. 10% of the sale price will be donated to Horse rescue.

thanks for looking


Sunday, March 22, 2009

Gypsy - Pop Art Pup

Gypsy is a recent Pop Art pup portrait, I have to admit it was a lot of fun painting her portrait.
Currently working on a huge pop art work 90 cm x 120cm that is a compilation of a whole heap of dogs. which will be offered for sale.
Thanks for looking if you'd like to check out more of my pop art pups or kitties have a look at.