Friday, 27 November 2009


This is my most recent commission a lovely cob called Monty.

14 x 18" Coloured pencil on Mountboard

Sunday, 22 November 2009

various paintings of mine will be included in the Xmas exhibition at Darryl Nantais Gallery Linton, Cambs, see below.

Monday, 16 November 2009


This is untitled as I am still thinking......

Pleased with it in general though.

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Face nearly completed

I have had a busy day today, started a commission in Coloured pencil and managed to get the drawing done. I have almost done the face on the Glance II. I am really enjoying it (See above) and cant wait to get on with it tomorrow. I have also done a deep blue background for a new mini painting of a grey pony. My Daughter and I tried to get some nice pics of a little grey pony Stallion but they were not really very good :(

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Glance II undercoated

While waiting to get the mountboard for the new commission I have to do, I thought Id use up my pallette of spare paint from 'littleman' and get this undercoated.

I may put a few blue/purple hints in it as yet. Im looking forward to this one!!!!

Littleman Finished

I am really happy with the way this one came out!

On to the next now :D

Monday, 9 November 2009

Littleman part 2

This is really steaming ahead today, so much so that I may even be finished tomorrow.

I am enjoying this cutie, and definately feel a bit more confident with the oil painting.

Sunday, 8 November 2009

WIP The Glance II

Whilst Littleman is drying between layers I am also getting on with this box canvas. It is temporarily called the GlanceII and is of a yearling waiting to go into the sales ring at Tattersalls.

I have sketched in the drawing on a black background.

Saturday, 7 November 2009

New WIP 'Littleman'

This is a 14 x12" oil on box canvas which is destined for a gallery xmas show if all goes well.

This dear little foal nicknamed 'littleman' was our first foal of the year, by racing stallion Selkirk. His young mother sadly passed away this week with a serious colic. As this little boy is destined for sale in December I thought I would paint his portrait to remember him by.

I have so far undercoated his head and body with a colour blocking layer. I have not done an underpainting this time, I didnt feel it necessary with such a small study.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Finished at last 'THE DEBUT'

I think this may be as far as I can take this now, other than signing it. The reins

are the only bit I am not to sure about, but I will look at it again later as I have stared at it too much today already! The shine on the reddish part of the neck is just the wet linseed oil.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Struggling with this grrr

I am quite cross with this today its just not going right, the neck seems all blotchy and muddy.

heres the update not sure where to go from here


Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Sunday, 1 November 2009

face painting, lol

As I was hibernating yesterday due to the horrid weather I decided to carry on with this, & I now have the first detail layer on the ears, eye and muzzle. I have yet to go over it again but I am fairly pleased with the colours. I am trying to keep the vibrancy and the light.