Sunday, 20 February 2011

Now for something completly different ..

Have been really busy this last month on commission work.. Hurrah! Usually this is a quiet time of year for commission pieces.
I am working also on new work for the spring - I am reliably informed it is on the way! - I am also working on the piece I present at the WPCS Annual General Meeting every year. This year it is of an outstansding cob mare, Haighmoor Glain who was the Prince of Wales CUp Winner at the Royal Welsh in 2010.  I will post it up here after 5th March so I don't spoil the surprise for Julie Evans of the Haighmoor Stud!
Now for something completly different as they say! This is a painting I am working on at the moment of a fallow deer on a 6" x 6" box canvas. It will be one of my "Under 100" when it is complete. 
Completely different because I have never attempted a deer before. I am not sure what I am doing with the background yet, possibly an outline of trees.. Once the underpainting is dry I will crack on. I love the way this deer was very bold but at the same time you could see in its eye it was constantly wary and alert and vunerable, I want to try and capture that look in this exercise. I will repost the completed painting soon.