Monthly Archives: January 2016

‘Serval’ cat ink, watercolour and pen

This is my Serval cat portrait, finished tonight. I guess it is mixed media, as it began as a pure ink portrait, with gesture brush strokes, I wish I had taken a photo at that point, I really liked it, … Continue reading

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Horse watercolour ‘Watchman’

Oh what fun this horse was to paint, something quite relaxing and therapeutic about creating such a flowing meandering mane. The very regal ‘Watchman’

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‘Pounce’ watercolour fox cub

It is freezing outside today, I mucked out the three ponies whilst not feeling my hands, rode in the school ( free of ice, and warmer than the forest) for 3/4 of schooling, then gave up when I realised I … Continue reading

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‘Harry’ watercolour hedgehog

Here in the uk, the weather has eventually remembered that it is winter. Having had such mild weather, we have had many spring bulbs flowering in December. Sadly the hedgehogs, also thinking it was Spring, we’re not in hibernation. Now … Continue reading

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‘On the edge’ hare watercolour

So I could not resist painting another hare today, the paints were out, and I had prepared some washes a few days ago, which were waiting to be used. This was a little different to my usual method as I … Continue reading

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Watercolour horse ‘ Dun and dusted’

I had a great schooling session with Woody today, I bought the bombers bit which was on trial from the bit bank. Having a big fat tongue, he loves their happy tongue bit, and so do I, with huge improvements … Continue reading

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My first year birthday today

Today is my WordPress first birthday!!! yippeee, I was nervous at first, but it has proved so inspirational. I did not know which way I would go with my blog, general craft, a bit of this and that, card making? … Continue reading

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Charcoal and pastel, male figure study

With charcoal and pastels to hand ( they are out rather a lot at the moment) I decided to practice a little figure drawing, this time male. I have a book called virtual pose 3 by mario Henri chakkour. It … Continue reading

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Watercolour and pastel cremello ‘Annie’

I am loving the pastels and charcoal at the moment, so I added them to this watercolour. This is a cremello called Annie, my friend used to own her, she was used as a brood mare, but sadly never produced … Continue reading

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‘Peek-a-boo’goat in watercolour, charcoal and pastel

This was originally a watercolour that had gone wrong ( in my opinion) so as  I had my charcoal and pastels out, I  decided to give it a makeover. I think they have helped revive it. The biggest problem I … Continue reading

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