Saturday, 7 March 2015

Elusive Kate

Elusive Kate (8 x 8 inches) £150
A thoroughbred for you today, and a very talented one at that.  This is Elusive Kate. David snapped her when we were at Newmarket in 2013, the day she controversially beat Sky Lantern in the Falmouth Stakes. It was a gorgeous sunny day and the horses coats glowed. It's just the sort of think I like to paint - rich, bold colour and even richer shadows.  I'm really very pleased with this one, the best of my paintings in a day so far (for me anyway). Lots of colour, lots of brushwork!

Friday, 6 March 2015

Welsh Pony Foal

Welsh Pony Foal (6 x 6 inches) £80

Today's offering is of the very small variety. At only 6 x 6 inches it's probably one of the smallest paintings I've done. This is a Welsh pony foal. I'm sorry I can't tell you any more than that. I don't know the breed very well so cannot tell you which section he/she may be, all I can tell you is that I snapped both mare and foal near the RSPB reserve at  Gwenffrwd-Dinas a few years ago. Very quick and very loose this one, given the size, and a great improvement on my first attempt back in 2010!