Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Latest Commission - Carragh

Here is my latest commission Carragh. She's a Thoroughbred x Shire and this was a really enjoyable painting to do, a slightly different pose to usual and certainly a different size painting, this painting is 20x30".
Things are getting really busy for me right now. I've had to select which of my paintings to submit to the Society of Equestrian Artists annual exhibition this year and have just sent off the CD with the images on for the preliminary judging. I will find out during June whether these have been accepted and then we all travel to London to hand in our paintings for a second judging and get the final yes or no as to whether they will be hung. It's such a different format to most exhibitions but there are so many entries and so much variety that they are extremely stringent so it's always extremely exciting when your paintings get accepted.
I'm also nearly ready for my first tradestand in June at the Three Counties Show in Malvern. I've just ordered my fine art cards to be printed and then it's just the final touches needed for my tradestand and I should be set. I imagine there will need to be lots of improvements to my stand over time to make it more appealing to customers and to have more stock but I'm looking forward to learning about the in's and out's of tradestands and fingers crossed I sell some things! Don't forget to come and visit me!!

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