Friday, 29 May 2009
Thursday, 28 May 2009
Wednesday, 27 May 2009
The photo I've taken of the painting doesn't quite show the colour as strong as it is in real life but I don't tend to worry too much about getting a good photo until I've finished the painting. I was also a bit handicapped when taking this photo because one of my cats had perched herself on my shoulders!! Not helpful.
Tuesday, 26 May 2009
Friday, 22 May 2009
I've also made a start on my next painting for the exhibition. It was taken at Badminton this year and is of the winner Oliver Townend on Flint Curtis. The photo was sadly not taken by me, with my photos turning out to be unusable, but instead taken by Richard Yarnell who is the boyfriend of a friend and happens to take fantastic photos and has kindly given me this image to use. The detail in the photo is incredible and as you might have gathered, I love detail but let's hope I don't get too bogged down in it and let this painting take me ages to do! I also normally prefer not to do backgrounds as I find them really tricky to do but I don't think this painting would work without the background to give it grounding. Although I'm not sure if my background has turned out that well so I might change my mind and paint it out!!
Thursday, 21 May 2009
Wednesday, 20 May 2009
Tuesday, 19 May 2009
The paint on the horse's neck was still wet when I took the photo so has more glare than usual on it.
Thursday, 14 May 2009
Here are the first couple of work in progress photos. The horse at the back is being painted slightly out of focus, it's not your eyes or my photography!
Tuesday, 12 May 2009
And this is my latest commission, Daniel, 14x18" canvas. He is the brother of Charlotte, a previous commission and was great fun to do. I don't get to paint many people so really enjoy them, especially kids as they have such beautiful smooth skin and great smiles. Just wish I could get more to do!