Last month I offered a FREE portrait of a horse to the lucky winner of a competition run by equestrian business www.itsallaboutequestrian.co.uk.
The winner was Lucy Cross, who sent me some fantastic photographs of her horse, Amaranto!
Here is the finished piece.
Oil on canvas
What's on my easel TODAy?
As a lot of the work I do is for commissions it's great when I get to let my hair down on a Tuesday evening for a regular slot with some like minded pals.
Very much a weekly art therapy session, we call our group S.L.A.G (Select Ladies Art Group) which very much illustrates the serious way that we present ourselves to the outside world! Although one of our founder members has since moved away we still manage to include her via messenger and WhatsApp throughout the evening sending each other images of our works in progress! So fortified by wine and chocolate (or tea and biscuits if we have had a good day!) we set about our work.
This weeks painting is a bit of an experiment (like most of my personal work) as I have used tissue paper to create texture onto stretched canvas, and then used bold strokes and colour to build up the image. I am completing a series of paintings under the title 'The Show Must Go On', and it highlights the use of animals for entertainment. As per usual with animal subjects, the eyes say it all! This is very much a WORK IN PROGRESS so I will update you all with the final piece shortly.
This will also be available as Limited Edition Prints and Greetings Cards.