Thursday, 29 May 2008

The sun came out for a split second so I've managed to get outside and take a photo of the completed painting! Kay, don't forget to check your spam bin for my email about this photo. :-D

People will notice that the estimated start dates are getting away from me a bit, this is the first year that I have combined art fairs and tradestands with getting my paintings done and it's proving slightly more stressful than I had anticipated but those of you needing paintings for specific deadlines, do not fear, I will get them done!

Thursday, 22 May 2008

It's coming along slowly, and sadly a lot slower than I had anticipated, I even thought I might have managed to get it finished today but it's amazing how other things such as organising couriers, packaging paintings etc can leave you running around the house and getting little painting done! I won't be able to work on this until next Wednesday now so let's hope it quietens down a bit next week.

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Here is the beginning of the painting. I'll be the first to admit that landscapes are not really my forte but I love a challenge. I've made the landscape quite muted so it won't distract from the figures in the painting. As you can see, I've started with blocking in the colour of Angus and Tara and will start filling in more detail tomorrow.

Angus and Tara

This is to be painted on a canvas size 10x12".

Friday, 16 May 2008

Here is the finished painting of Carragh awaiting approval.

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

I started to concentrate on Carragh's beautiful face today and have completed either side. I haven't managed any higher or lower because the size of the canvas means I have to move my chair up and down!

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Here are todays updates, the bottom being at lunchtime and the top being this afternoons efforts.

Monday, 12 May 2008


Here is the beautiful Carragh, a Thoroughbred X Shire. This is going to be a big painting, 20x30" and a slightly different pose to normal but a very exciting painting for me. The photos of the work in progress are taken indoors so the colour match is not perfect but you get the general idea!