Monday, May 24, 2010

Focused

'Focused'
25cm x 20cm, Pencil
Copyright Laura Hardie 2010

Summer looks like it has eventually arrived and, as you do, I spent the weekend making the most of the sun and socialising with friends – only problem is I’m now a lovely shade of red and a bit sore so must remember to apply more sun cream in future!

I’m not one to sit patiently at my drawing board when the sun is out unfortunately – I need to be out there enjoying it! This of course means less time drawing but I do spend that time constructively thinking of ways to market my art and about short term and long term goals I need to work towards. As I am currently unable to accept commissions this is the perfect time to research and think about what I want and need to achieve.

Being represented by a gallery was something I intended working towards and thanks to a very good artist friend who pushed me to do something about it that goal is now almost a reality. Not giving too much away until things are finalised, a gallery in England is very interested in my drawings which I’m delighted about. Certainly gives me much needed confidence to approach other galleries in the future.

My latest drawing ‘Focused’ above is of a Weimaraner – I just love drawing this breed so no doubt you will see more appearing in future pieces. There are progress shots of this drawing on my Facebook page for anyone that is interested.

9 comments:

Pauline said...

Gorgeous dog, love the pose, and hope the gallery acceptance works out for you.

Gillian McMurray said...

Congratulations on the gallery interest. How exciting for you :o)

Sheona Hamilton Grant said...

This has come out really well. I love the anticipation and energy in this pose. Fingers crossed that all goes well with the gallery.

Laura said...

Thank you all for your good wishes - I'm excited to see where this new adventure will take me:D

sue said...

Another fantastic drawing - beautiful Weim, Laura. I'm no longer on Facebook so can't view the WIPs unfortunately.

Very best wishes for your marketing projects and the Gallery interest

Teresa said...

Wow... this is an awesome drawing. You certainly captured the "focused" attitude in both posture and expression. Great job!

Laura said...

Thank you Sue and Teresa:D

Sue, I have two FB pages - one for friends and talking about whatever and the other dedicated to my art. I don't think you need to be on FB to view my art page as anyone can view it - www.facebook.com/pages/Laura-Hardie-Pet-Portrait-and-Animal-Artist/155007455654?ref=ts

Sam Gilmore said...

Holy crap. I just now discovered this blog and I can't believe you have not been displayed in a gallery before. Incredible art. Your love of animals comes through very well.
So glad I found this.

Laura said...

Thank you Sam and welcome to my blog:D That is a great compliment!