Wednesday, August 06, 2008

On Parade

On Parade
Coloured pencil on paper

And yet another horse to add to my series. My reference for this one was taken from the many photos I took at the races back in July and is my first with bridle/reigns included. I spent the majority of my time there admiring the horses as they were taken around the parade ring and the rest of the time wishing I had a pass to go in and get closer to them. There are a few more race days to go before the end of the season so I might yet - provided I can find the confidence to ask around and enquire.

I’ll be taking a break from my horses for a bit while I turn my attention to commissioned work. My summer break is now over – or should I say my break from the easel as I didn’t go anywhere with sun, sea or sand but spent the majority of it stressed on the phone to Microsoft while trying to set up my new computer. For those interested (and if I can compose myself) it is STILL not working and I am no closer than I was three weeks ago to getting my prints.

To make matters worse the Microsoft technicians have apparently gone and added to the initial problems and can’t sort it out - unbelievable. I’m not exaggerating when I say I can be on the phone to them for up to 2 hours at a time and I’ve been on the phone to them numerous times so you can imagine my frustration. Grrrrrrrr, rant over before my blood pressure rises again.

And breath..... next up on the easel is a lovely Black Lab.


Paulette said...

Your horses are beautiful!

Laura said...

Thank you Paulette - I certainly enjoy working on them:)

Anonymous said...

Wonderful Portrait Laura, your horses are so alive and alert...super.

April Jarocka said...

Your horses are just simply exquisite Laura and I wish I could have one - to ride! They are so alive!! I wish you all the very best.

April jarocka

Laura said...

Thank you April - I too wish I could have one if only to photograph and draw all the time:)