Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Revoir Ash and Webster

This is a new commission, the painting has had to go on hold for now while I crack on with this!

This is two Shires and a coloured Cob x French Trotter, beautiful subjects..and a rather large project. I have done the intial drawings and am starting with Ash at the top.

Monday, 21 September 2009

Grisaille progress

Underpainting is nearly finished now, I have decided to call this 'The Debut'
I have added a feint background of an indoor arena, I will try to get the effect of crowds disappearing back into the darkness with the Stallion coming into the light.

Thursday, 17 September 2009

New Painting

I am very excited about this new painting..theres nothing nicer than a blank canvas!

This is a Dressage Stallion head study which I will be doing in Oils. I have a complex commission running alongside this one but I hope to get cracking on both next week and still have regular updates.

So here is the basic composition. The background is going to be dark and plain.

Friday, 11 September 2009

Altered again..but finally ready for framing.

The Rehearsal has been altered yet again..after looking at it for a day or two I felt it needed lifting a bit, so I have added some lighter greens, developed the background, and complimented the colour of the horses with a yellower grass which has given it a warmer feel.
Not sure if the photo shows much change, but though it is still wet I am happier! I have a lovely frame to compliment it. I cant wait till its done =D
I also took a grayscale photo, I was quite pleased with the outcome.

I have also had a new commission confirmed which is quite exciting. This time it is back to my trusty coloured pencils for a very large triple portrait of a coloured and two shire horses. Cant wait!

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

The Rehearsal..FINISHED!

I have finally finished this. Its impossible to get a good photo

of a damp oil painting but I done my best! the only bit that concerns me a little is that the greys head looks a bit small compared to the others. It does seem to fit him though?? any thoughts???

So this is ~ The Rehearsal 20 x 30 inches, Oil on canvas board.

Monday, 7 September 2009


Please ignore photo below its awful!

I will try another but think I may have to leave this to dry it looks dreadful in the pics!

Almost there!!

Almost there now, Im not sure if I like this or detest it! It looks odd in photos as alf is wet and half is dry, So I am going to leave it until tonight and have anther look. Ignore the greys face looking like a zebra/ doesnt look like that in life!!

Saturday, 5 September 2009

The Rehearsal..

Coming along with the background now..only a couple more days on this I think and I can call it a day, still work to do on the detail of the horses

Working hard...

This is taking a long time but I do think its coming along OK.

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

making a big mess!

This is very messy I do hope it comes together ;O

I have first coated the horses roughly and had a whole heap of trouble with the legs and neck area of the chestnut..still very much a work in progress.