Tuesday, 30 June 2009
I'm getting annoyed with how long it's taking to get this done. Yesterday I had to do an errand which took longer than usual and by the time I had finished I had to get on with the mundane tasks of housekeeping.....when I become rich and famous I'm getting a housekeeper.....I can but dream but I'll settle for a bit rich. This afternoon I have a dentist appointment which means I'll have to stop again. Off course this isn't the only one I'm working on in between the mini cows and landscapes....just feel like a moan. Picked up a copy of Artists & Illustrators yesterday because it had a feature on painting horses, a rare thing in an art magazine...actually quite a good magazine if you can get your hands on one. Jacqueline Stanhope an artist whose work I enjoy is one of the equestrian artists featured.......I loved one of her top tips "Painting a picture is not open-heart surgery but I regularly meet people who are frightened of 'failure'. Loosen up and have some fun!"
Sunday, 28 June 2009
This is a little group of trees that have been here since long before I was born (no cheeky comments thank you lol). This summer I've really seen a difference in them, most people passing them probably won't but they're old friends to me and I've painted them a few times and can see the change in them. Chances are this will be their last summer as two years ago they had the dreaded red crosses painted on them by Scottish Power. We lost a few old friends that year as they were deemed a danger to the power cables..took minutes too take down hundreds of years of growing. I can't help but think of the changes they have seen and the stories they could tell....:)
Thursday, 25 June 2009
Back in my comfort zone today, was disappointed on the painting yesterday which made me a little apprehensive about going back to this work in progress. Needn't have worried cos I seem to be in the zone today. Decided to take a little break so photographed what I had done for all too see. Will go back to it cos I'm now a bit behind and have to get work finished for Dowhill. Been asked to put three in during the The Open at Turnberry, this looks as if it might be one of them :)
Wednesday, 24 June 2009
*Note :- I wasn't that brave I showed it as small as possible lol
Thursday, 18 June 2009
There are some paintings your working on that just seem to fall off the brush and this little one was one. I've enjoyed working on this from the first spot of paint. I'm sure other artists will agree with me when I say there are times when you know almost from the preliminary drawing that its going to work. I'm sure Petal as I've named her won't mind me saying that I've loved doing her wrinkles and double chin lol. Hope you enjoy her as well and thanks for dropping by.
P.S. Almost forgot if you get a moment take a look at The Equinest they've done a very nice feature on my work. Thanks to them :)
Wednesday, 17 June 2009
Tuesday, 16 June 2009
Been another busy day here with not much too show in the form of art work. Had a lunch date catching up with friends. Being an artist you can easily become something of a recluse so every now and again I make myself take time out to meet my friends.....or is it they drag me away screaming lol. I did have a lovely time with lots of laughing and catching up done, I then ran a few errands and before I knew where I was it was time to get dinner prepared. Got another appointment tomorrow around lunchtime so thought I'd prepare this panel so I'd be ready too start tomorrow morning. This is one of my Charolais ladies that we all have been following on my Blogs....thought it was about time I actually painted one. Thought I'd try something a little different and covered the panel Cad. Crimson Red. The Charolais have tinges of pink on their skin so this might work in my favour....then again lol.
We will just have to wait and see what tomorrow brings...pop in tomorrow night too find out!!
Thanks for visiting :)
Monday, 15 June 2009
Sunday, 14 June 2009
POST NOTE :- Have decided on Sunlit Meadow :)
Friday, 12 June 2009
Thursday, 11 June 2009
"Catching the Morning Sun"
Acrylic 8x8 £250- 0r £225- unframed
Available from Eliabeth McCrindle's Art From Scotland website
Wednesday, 10 June 2009
View From The Hill
Acrylic 8x8 £250- or £225- unframed SOLD
Available from Elizabeth McCrindle's Art From Scotland website
Saturday, 6 June 2009
Two fellow blog artists have been having a pARTy to celebrate the America Triple Crown series. They each.....Linda Shantz and Kim Santini did a painting from a referance photograph provided by superb photographer Juliet Harrison . On this the last leg of the series, the Belmont, they invited anyone who wanted, to join the party....this is the photograph referance we had to work from.
As usual I spent so much time thinking about what I was going to do yesterday I didn't leave myself self much time to complete withing the 24 hour deadline....the fact that racing from Epsom was on the tv didn't help either lol. Decided eventually to single out the bay horse only because I thought he had a prettier head than the grey. I completed it in acrylic on a piece off mount card and it measures 7 x 5 using washes on top off each other. Would have to say that the original does look much better than the photograph it's softer and warmer than this....and not so purple :-s.
Looking forward to see what everyone else produces, will be checking the pARTy blog and off course looking forward to the DERBY today at Epsom good luck and a safe trip to all taking part....and too those across the Pond in the Belmont
Wednesday, 3 June 2009
Little by little.....this is literally going to be like watching paint dry lol. It sometime feels more like doing sculpture feeling my way along the bone structure. Then after the head is completed I'll go back over making little changes perhaps some colour on a highlight and gradually deepening the background. I can see it finished in my minds eye........it's getting it onto the board :)
Monday, 1 June 2009