Thursday, 25 February 2010
Was really fired up this morning ready to carry on where I had left off with the bay mare yesterday. And......I'm really pleased with the result...thank God says you she's stopped moaning lol. Just sat down picked up the brushes, worked loosely and enjoyed myself......that seems to be the secret :)
Will leave it like that for now and think where I'll take it, should I take it further or leave it as a study?? Might look nice as it is with an ivory mount. Now back to the maroon and diamond silks.......
Enquiries should come to me.
Wednesday, 24 February 2010
Monday, 22 February 2010
Hope your weekend has been a good one.
Friday, 19 February 2010
Thursday, 18 February 2010
Wednesday, 17 February 2010
Been out for most of the day but managed to get the sketch done. Hard bit is going to be the jockey's silks, not just capturing the silk effect but they also have a diamond pattern. Also added a couple of the horses connections so we'll see how they pan out, makes it a little more interesting I think....ask me again in a few days lol.
Thanks as always for looking in.
Tuesday, 16 February 2010
Sunday, 14 February 2010
I did get what I had gone for...reference photos, one thing I didn't have in the 'old' days was a digital camera that fires off shot after shot after shot. Hope my friend Canadian artist Linda Shantz is looking in cos I've now got lots of jockey shots...both of us are brushing up on the two legged companions to our equine paintings...no excuse now to get too it :).
Harry Flashman...that's the horse's name by the way not the jockey..lol
I'm sorry to end in a sad note but I couldn't not post Witherspoon's handsome head. Racing can at times be a heart breaking sport and the loss of Witherspoon yesterday is has hard as it get's. As upset as I was, I can't imagine the pain felt by his owners and Lucinda Russells team but most of all my thoughts are with Rachael leading him up, who lost a best friend.
Friday, 12 February 2010
Thursday, 11 February 2010
Been another cold day today -6 this morning but like yesterday the sun came out and a bright pallette of colour with it. One disappointment though was the abandonment of tomorrow's race card at Ayr...AGAIN. I was so looking forward to going after many years abcence, bought new discs for my camera and had plenty of spare batteries. Temperature was 4C when I came back from the yard tonight so hopefully it'll stay above zero and we might get racing on Saturday. Looking forward to getting lots of reference photos of jockeys, trainers and racegoers...and off course horses.
Thought I'd share some photos I took this morning on my walk....enjoy!
Tuesday, 9 February 2010
Sunday, 7 February 2010
Friday, 5 February 2010
Thursday, 4 February 2010
This wee guy is so fast it's normally so hard to get more than a quick shot at him with the camera but this morning he was virtually posing for me, showing off actually would be better. In fact if I had an SLR camera I would have got the most amazing photos of him landing at my feet then scooting over to the dogs and dancing around them but he was too fast for this one.
Right get the breast now...and a little profile of my face
Wednesday, 3 February 2010
You have my permission to tell me too shut up and just get on with it. Though in defence I did say the more you paint the more you learn. Having nothing to lose I decided to broaden between the eyes and the nose and I feel now I've got more of a likeness, so that said I'll plod on a little longer with this and see how it turns out...no patience that's my problem, I want it finished yesterday. Worked more on the eye as well and I'm better pleased with that, the eye is very important to me which is one of the reasons I start there normally when the eye its right everything else falls into place. Well that's my theory :)
Another chilly morning (-5) but enjoyed my walk with the boys, felt like we were the only one's left on the planet even the birds were hiding this morning. Off course had my camera with me so you could enjoy some of the sights with me..........
These mini cones caught my eye in the passing, so pretty with their dusting of frost.
Tuesday, 2 February 2010
Monday, 1 February 2010
Another sharp frost this morning but no sunshine, not much light for photographs but I did like this clump of corn which is growing outside of the field....love the texture, colour was much better in real life but I quite like the photo.
This guy was causing great commotion amongst the other birds particularly the crows. He's a huge buzzard, I've been trying to photograph him for weeks and typically when I've got my camera he's too far away to snap. Take my word for it he's magnificent to see up close. The reason the crows were getting so hot and bothered as yesterday he nabbed one of them, swiped it clean of the hedge it was sitting on...warned Spike and Josh to stay close lol.
Well I've got a board on the easel waiting for me to start and my heart feels ready to create thanks for looking in and pop back soon.
All images are copyright of Elizabeth McCrindle