Monday, November 23, 2009

Nothing like hair to add character...........

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Progress with Jack.

We have feather! Not sure if I have a little too much at this stage, an email to his owners will soon sort that though.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

LOL, well as a painter.........I make a really good sculptor.

I am going to have a whirl at painting a Graylea Whisper for myself, a soft chocolate pointed buckskin, my favourite horse colour. So I thought I had better practice on something a little less expensive to start with, one of my Al-Maisan medallions.

The first effort was so very bad, I was completely horrified at just how bad it was, lol.

Then intrigued by the soft almost china like effect that artist were achieving with models, I researched and found two tutorials on Fallen Leaves forum, on how to pastel.

Well, straight off to the art shop, grabbed myself all the necessaries, stripped the first paint job, and then got stuck in.

What marvellous fun, if I make a mistake, I just wash it off, and I make a lot of mistakes, lol.
Here is the boy, base coated in Acrylics (Matisse, Flow) and then two coats of pastels (Windsor & Newton).

I don't think he is coming along to bad.

On a side note, my beautiful QHx filly is back home with me after many months turned out on a friends farm.
For those that don't know her, Bindii is QH x STB. Her dam was PTS with birthing complications, when Bindii was two days old, I have hand raised her. She will be three in 5 days time.
Her dam 'Ruby', was the equine love of my life, and loosing her was emotionally devastating, but I am so very grateful to have this, not so little, girl in my life. She is so like her mother in character as well as looks, has all her quirks, which I find quite uncanny at times, but also very heart warming. Ruby lives on through her daughter.
One day in the future, I will sculpt this filly for myself.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Foothills Live Show.

What marvelous fun.
All the months of work leading to yesterdays show. It was extremely nerve racking watching my girl, my work, my vision, out there on a table being judged.
I was thrilled with how she looked in all her classes.
English as a dressage pony, no photo unfortunately.

A HRCAV showjumping competition;

Western Pleasure;

My favourite, the Egg and Spoon race in Ponyclub games, yes......that is an egg smashed onto her backside!

A huge, huge THANK YOU to the delightful Lisa W for taking so much time and care to proxy Whisper for me at the show. It is all so, so appreciated. Thank you!