Friday, 30 January 2009
Thursday, 29 January 2009
Hope your having a great day where ever you are :))
Foxhound Oil on Board
Wednesday, 28 January 2009
Hope it brings a little sunshine to your day where ever you may be :))
Monday, 26 January 2009
Thursday, 22 January 2009
Monday, 19 January 2009
Eager Oil on Board
Eager oil on board detail of area being worked on
Sunday, 18 January 2009
As I'm no further forward with the Foxhound I'll post one from the website of another favourite model a Freisian cow. I like to give them names after I've painted them for one it makes it easier to give the painting a title and makes it more personal.
Felicity Oil on Board 8x8 £250-
Available from my website
Thursday, 15 January 2009
Worked a bit more on this in the afternoon. Really enjoying myself been a wee while since I've really felt that, sometimes we just get caught up in what we do, it becomes automatic and if I'm honest I've felt like that for most of last year and the year before that. My art has always been somewhere I could escape to, maybe a wrong choice of words, somewhere I can lose myself for a few hours. But sometimes things happen in your life that you can't block out and that inner sanctuary gets whooshed around as well (good word whooshed). They say that time heals all things....just could be true....smile.
Tuesday, 13 January 2009
This is one of my seascapes I did earlier. It's called Evening Light, Pittenween it's Acrylic on Board 8x8. Pittenween is a lovely wee fishing village in the Kingdom of Fife.
Monday, 12 January 2009
As I said nothing like a walk in the morning to start your day and natures medicine to clear your head. Even at this time of year when everything is slumbering there’s always something to inspire…..ten young Charlie cows all huddled together eating the winter rations that the farmer had just left them all jostling together each wanting the bite that the other had, their coats all curly like someone with an afro who has been caught in the rain. And the steam rising from their bodies and mouths creating a halo around them…..it’s mornings like that makes you wish you had brought your camera. Alas it’s at home in the warmth….never mind its one of those scenes that remains in your head and some day in the future the colours, light and atmosphere will help you with some other work your working on.
Finished the Arabian and I’m quite pleased with it, untitled at the moment and will let it sit for a little while until it comes to me. Tomorrow..... well plan is to paint a rather lovely foxhound
Sunday, 11 January 2009
Saturday, 10 January 2009
Looks a bit pale as I took the photo in the studio....bit wet and blustry in Bonnie Scotland today definately not the kind of day to be outside photographing. This pretty little Arab has a really pretty head and a lovely kind eye. Tend to spend quite a bit of time getting the drawing right as I hate making alterations part way through, also I always paint the eye first in any horse or dog work always feel that if I get the eye right everything else just seems to follow. Off to tuck in the horses for the evening and then a spot of dinner, would like to say I will finish it off this evening but think tonight is night to be sitting in front of the fire.
Friday, 9 January 2009
Can't promise that this will be an everyday occurance, can't believe that some of these artists not only do a painting a day but manage too find the time to post them on their blog LOL but will try. Working on a small head study of a lovely Arabian mare which might or might not be completed by the end of the day, depending on how much time I play on here ( thats technical for finding out how this works) instead of working on the easel. Fingers crossed.....mean while just to find out if I can heres one I did earlier....much earlier.
Simply Beautiful Pastel 24x20 Commission