Monday, 20 April 2009

Ain't the sun great!!

Yet another lovely weekend where the sun made an appearance. My mum came to visit this house for the first time and we made the most of the weather, Saturday visiting a country fair in Monmouth and yesterday going to visit the Point to Point races at Andoversford. The country fair was still a bit windy and chilly but a fun day out, bumping in to fellow Equestrienne artist Nikki Moore. The Point to Point races were lovely and sunny but no quite as successful as a day out as we didn't realise the racing didn't start until 2.30pm and my mum's train was at 3.10pm! So we never managed to see any of the racing, instead opting for a lovely lunch in a nearby pub.

My latest commission was of a beautiful Beagle called Parson.

He was a fantastic painting to do thanks to a very interesting and beautiful photo to work from. I love the breed, hounds being very handsome with particular characteristics that are fun to make sure you've got them just right.

Also, excitingly, I have just sold my painting 'Alert' which recently won the Director's Award with Art Horse Magazine and I sold it to.... Juliet Harrison who is the lady who awarded the Director's Award! It was such an honour to receive the award in the beginning but to then have her wanting to buy the painting is just incredible. I still keep pinching myself!

4 comments:

Sketched on a Canvas said...

What a gorgeous painting. I've recently started following your blog for a couple reasons. 1. I'm an art major and have a passion for art and 2. I absolutely love horses.

I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work :]

Sally Lancaster said...

Thank you! It's always exciting to know people are following my art. Fingers crossed I can manage to produce more paintings you'll enjoy! ;-D

Gary Keimig said...

Wonderful art work Sally. You have a real touch to your work

Lene said...

Beautiful ! love the composition and your rendering of that charming Beagle