Thursday, 30 September 2010

Day 97 - Donkey Foal


Title: Donkey Foal.
Price: £65.00 (includes postage within UK, for other destinations please contact me)
Medium: Pencil
Size: 10.5cm x 10.5cm (approx)
Decided to stick to a small one today to enable me to start on the Day 100 drawing which will be slightly larger than most of the pencil drawings on the 100 day blog. I figured this was such a sweet little new donkey that he would lovely in the last few and I do have a soft spot for donkey foals.
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Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Day 96 - Flight of the Geese.


Title: Flight of the Geese.
Price: £95.00 (includes postage within UK, for other destinations please contact me)
Medium: Pencil
Size: 26.5cm x 17cm

SOLD

I thought about calling this picture “The magnificent seven” but changed my mind! These were actually unwelcome guests at a friends smallholding… lots of them too! They make nice shapes and have good tonal values for pencil drawing though! Sold 2 more of the blog pictures today, Days 76 and Day 91. Also selling lots of cards.. only 4 days to go!

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Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Day 95 - The Welcoming Committee.


Title: The Welcoming Committee.
Price: £75.00 (includes postage within UK, for other destinations please contact me)
Medium: Pencil
Size: 12cm x 10cm
SOLD
These are a couple of “sprocker” spaniels who live together at Dorseframe framers where I am holding my Somerset Art Weeks. Charlie is on the left and Molly is on the right and Molly will cuddle up to people all day long if given the chance. She’s spent the week flirting with Mr Moss … even bringing him toys!
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Monday, 27 September 2010

Day 94 - Labrador


Title: Labrador.
Price: £70.00 (includes postage within UK, for other destinations please contact me)
Medium: Oil on board
Size: 13.5cm x 10cm

SOLD

This has been done as a request for someone to have their dog on the blog. A lovely Labrador dog (sadly passed away now and much missed by the owner). I am delaying putting a buy it now button on it until the owner has seen it as I would like her to have first refusal. Update ... no buy it now button as it has been sold to the owner. :D
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Sunday, 26 September 2010

Day 93 - Last of the evening sun.


Title: Last of the evening sun.
Price: £95.00 (includes postage within UK, for other destinations please contact me)
Medium: Oil on board
Size: 25cm x 20cm


I started this stag a while ago but I wasn’t happy with the colour of the sky I had done, first I made it too light, then much too dark so waited until it had dried out completely and made it this colour which I am now happy with. I wanted this to be a really striking picture with the orange colours in the stag and the grasses. I also wanted to keep it relativelly simple which I think I have achieved. Probably going to be mostly pencil drawings up to the end of the 100 days now as it’s easier whilst manning the exhibition to do pencils rather than oils. I finished this one this morning before I opened – I got up extra early to get it sorted out before opening time!

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Saturday, 25 September 2010

Day 92 - Caballo de rejoneador


Title: Caballo de rejoneador.
Price: £65.00 (includes postage)
Medium: Pencil on paper
Size: 10.5cm x 12cm






SOLD AND ON IT'S WAY TO GERMANY.  
This is a rejoneadors horse that was tied up to the lorry in the morning of the corrida. He was just such a star that he kept giving me the perfect “looking back” poses that I like so much.
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Friday, 24 September 2010

Day 91 - Wishing the Master would come home.


Title: Wishing the Master would come home.
Price: £75.00 (includes postage within UK, for other destinations please contact me)
Medium: Pencil on paper
Size: 13cm x 9cm

SOLD
I took this as a photograph quite some time back and the great thing about this 100 days blog is that I am slowly getting through the pictures that I have wanted to draw for ages. It is also handy to see if the picture will work as a drawing and if I were to make a larger version where I would have to make any adjustments. I am still glad that the 100 days is nearing it’s close though as I have commissions coming out of my ears and need to start some of these larger pictures that I want to do!! It’s all go – no rest for the wicked they say. L
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Thursday, 23 September 2010

Day 90 - Thoroughbred


Title: Thoroughbred.
Price: £65.00 (includes postage within UK, for other destinations please contact me)
Medium: Pencil on paper
Size: 9.5cm x 11cm




For the English Thoroughbred lovers out there… this guy’s pet name is Elvis and I saw him on the gallops at Newmarket one day. I managed to get a pic of him after he’d been on the gallops. He shows the definate Arab influence with his dished face, I really liked him and wanted to draw him for quite a while. Finally got round to it!
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Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Day 89 - Longleat Giraffes


Title: Longleat Giraffes.
Price: £80.00 (includes postage within UK, for other destinations please contact me)
Medium: Pencil on paper
Size: 11.5cm x 16cm


After looking at my zebra (horse gone wrong) painting I thought I would take a look at exactly how zebra stripes work around the body etc. I got out my disc of photos of zebras at Longleat safari park and whilst looking for zebras I found this picture of a pair of giraffes looking really sweet and I thought – yeah why not do them for the blog! Hence the longnecks today :D

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Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Day 88 - Tri coloured rough collie.


Title: Lassina love and dreams (Tri coloured rough collie)
Price: £60.00
Medium: Pencil on paper
Size: 12.5cm x 11cm

SOLD

This is a lovely collie called "Lassina Love and Dreams" (my thanks to Sheila Payne for sending in her beautiful photo for me to use for a blog post). We used to have a tri-coloured Rough Collie when I was a child and his “posh” name was “Naughgattuck Linden Lee” (probably spelt the first bit wrong as I can’t remember but it was said as I have spelt it!) His pet name was Dileas (pronounced Gee-lass) which is Scottish Gaelic for Faithful.

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Monday, 20 September 2010

Day 87 - Jose Fontes Lusitanos


Title: Jose Fontes Lusitanos
Price: £90.00 (includes postage within UK, for other destinations please contact me)
Medium: Pencil on paper
Size: 19cm x 13cm

Quite a few folk in today, not quite so many sales but it is a Monday! I wanted to do another drawing of these colts from Jose Fontes Stud in Portugal. These two are the stars of the drawing “Boys will be boys” and I really enjoyed watching them play fighting. I think it will probably be a dog tomorrow…. (but I am a little prone to changing my mind!).
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Sunday, 19 September 2010

Day 86 - Semental de Yeguada Cardenas



Title: Semental de Yeguada Cardenas
Price: £80.00 (includes postage within UK, for other destinations please contact me)
Medium: Pencil on paper
Size: 10.5cm x 16cm (approx, will measure it tomorrow!)




SOLD AND GOING TO A NEW HOME IN SPAIN.
It’s been another busy day for my exhibition. I sold 2 of my blog pictures (days 20 & 59) and another original pencil drawing, a photograph of Scotland to a couple from the USA and a few other bits and bobs. Met some really interesting people today including a chap who helped set up the British Caspian Breed society (I used to work with Caspians a long time ago). I also had 2 horses visit me (they enjoyed the exhibition very much as I stood outside and petted them whilst the owners went in and had a look around!) Photograph above!
VENDIDOS Y VA A UN NUEVO HOGAR EN ESPAÑA.
Ha sido un día ajetreado para mi exposición. He vendido dos de mis fotos blog (días 20 y 59) y otro dibujo a lápiz original, una fotografía de Escocia a un par de los EE.UU. y algunos otros pedacitos y sacudidas. Se reunió con algunos de hoy la gente realmente interesantes, entre ellos un muchacho que ayudó a crear la sociedad británica Caspio Raza (que solía trabajar con Caspians hace mucho tiempo). También tenía dos caballos visitarme (que disfrutó de la exposición mucho mientras yo estaba fuera y les acarició mientras que los propietarios entró y tenía una mirada alrededor!) Fotografía de arriba!
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Saturday, 18 September 2010

Day 85 - Tiffanie (Gabana)


Title: Tiffanie (Gabana)
Price: £65.00 (includes postage within UK, for other destinations please contact me)
Medium: Pencil on paper
Size: 10cm x 12cm (approx, will measure it tomorrow!)

After getting myself all set up and running for the Somerset Art Weeks I sat myself down and did this drawing of a Tiffanie cat that I know. He’s a real sweety of a cat and very obliging for photos! Had a really good day with quite a few visitors and selling lots of cards. Quite a bit of interest in commissions too. All good I would say.

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Friday, 17 September 2010

Day 84 - Tiny Mini Doma Vaquera 3


Title: Tiny Mini Doma Vaquera 3
Price: £35.00 (includes postage within UK, for other destinations please contact me)
Medium: Pencil on paper
Size: 7cm x 7cm
Another very quick and tiny one today as I have been busy hanging all the stuff for Somerset Art Weeks. It had to be a small quick one again but over the last couple of weeks of my 100 days blog, I am hoping to do some more of the larger ones again as I will be sat manning the exhibition most days and I hate sitting doing nothing! I will be busy doing the blog pictures rather than twiddling my thumbs!
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Thursday, 16 September 2010

Day 83 - Tiny Mini Doma Vaquera 2


Title: Tiny Mini Doma Vaquera 2
Price: £35.00 (includes postage within UK, for other destinations please contact me)
Medium: Pencil on paper
Size: 7cm x 7cm
A very quick and tiny one today as I have been busy starting to hang and put all the stuff to my venue for Somerset Art Weeks. I might do another little one tomorrow too on the same theme. You will have guessed by now that Doma Vaquera is a favourite subject of mine! Incidentally, this isn't a particularly good ph0to of this little drawing. I will try to take a better one soon asap.
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Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Day 82 - Itchy Necks


Title: Itchy Necks
Price: SOLD / VENDIDO (includes postage within UK, for other destinations please contact me)
Medium: Pencil on paper
Size: 13cm x 13.5cm

This is a pair (they were like identical twins!) of Pura Raza Español Yeguas (Andalucian mares). I saw these at a horse show in Andalucia a couple of years ago and they were having such a lovely time scratching that they didn’t even notice me taking pictures!
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Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Day 81 - Fuzzy Foal on Dartmoor


Title: Fuzzy Foal on Dartmoor
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Medium: Pencil on paper
Size: 10cm x 13.5cm
NOW SOLD / AHORA VENDIDO
A little fuzzy foal that I found on Dartmoor one day. I don’t believe it is a pure bred Dartmoor pony as there are many part breds and shetland type crosses there but this little chap was another one of those friendly sorts who just had to come and say hello! Most of the time far too close to take any decent photos too!!
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Monday, 13 September 2010

Day 80 - Zebra (horse gone wrong!)


Title: Zebra (horse gone wrong!!)
Price: £40.00 (includes postage within UK, for other destinations please contact me)
Medium: Oil on board.
Size: 17cm x 16cm

Ok so I must make it quite clear from the outset that this was not a “serious” painting! I was painting a grey horse from life at the weekend and failing dismally and one of my friends said – it would be better as a zebra and so……. with no idea of where a zebra’s stripes go I just started adding some dark lines! When I knew the picture wasn’t working as a horse I thought I would just have a bit of fun to cheer up the afternoon by doing this!! So please, don’t make comments about how the stripes are in the wrong places or the conformation is wrong, this is just a bit of FUN!!!! :D It also shows that it is more fun to not be too precious about paintings or getting upset when they go wrong.

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Sunday, 12 September 2010

Day 79 - Real Alcázar de Sevilla 2


Title – Real Alcázar de Sevilla 2.
Price: £70.00 (includes postage within UK, for other destinations please contact me)
Medium: Oil on board
Size: 20cm x 15cm

This is one I did in Spain of the gardens at the Royal Palace in Sevilla. I did start a pencil drawing today but couldn’t get it finished in time and then was going to put up a funny painting that I did today but couldn’t get it photographed in time before the light went outside (I will put up the funny tomorrow and explain it all tomorrow as I have been driving home for 4 hours and am exhausted after a fun filled weekend working!)

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Saturday, 11 September 2010

Day 78 - Highland Looking Back


Title – Highland Looking Back.
Price: £70.00 (includes postage within UK, for other destinations please contact me)
Medium: Pencil
Size: 10cm x 10.5cm
CURRENTLY NOT FOR SALE AS RESERVED FOR EXHIBITION
I started this at about 8am today and then had a day of painting horses from life and made a complete muck of it! Finished painting from life and came back to this one for todays picture.
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Friday, 10 September 2010

Day 77 - Dun Pony


Title – Dun Pony.
Price: £65.00 (includes postage within UK, for other destinations please contact me)
Medium: Watercolour
Size: 20.5cm x 16cm (approx)

A very quick one today as I have been to photograph His Lordship the cat at the top of my blog today and am heading north to do some oil painting!

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Thursday, 9 September 2010

Day 76 - 3 Sorraias in Harness


Title: 3 Sorraias in Harness.
Price: £95.00 (includes postage within UK, for other destinations please contact me)
Medium: Pencil on heavyweight cartridge.
Size: 18.5cm x 13.5cm
SOLD
Phew, this was a bit ambitious for a blog picture. It is such a complex subject but I have achieved what I wanted to and that was to see what it would be like as a drawing and whether to bother doing a rather larger version of it. I have decided that I will be doing a much bigger version (it will be one of those pictures that takes forever but I think it will be effective!) These 3 Sorraias I saw whilst in Portugal at Golega horse fair. They are a very old breed with some very old characteristics, their colour is similar to the Tarpan and they have striped zebra markings on their legs and dorsal stripes along their backs. Although the size of ponies, they are really more like horses and are believed to be ancestors of today’s Iberian Horse. I would like to see more of these so another trip to Portugal will be on the cards at some time or another!!
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