Friday, July 23, 2010

Studio updates

Contemplation
Pencil, 26.5cm x 33cm
Copyright Laura Hardie 2010

Note to self – I REALLY must stop neglecting my blog! Once again I find myself falling behind with posts and, short of laziness, there’s really no excuse for it.

As you can see from the above photo, my lab is now finished and is currently at the printers as I write, along with Black on White and Seriously!, ready to be made into Limited Edition Prints. After wasting many hours, paper and ink I decided that graphite was just too difficult to scan and print myself and that it was best left to the professionals!

I’m also delighted to say that two of my drawings, Anticipation and Daydreamer, have made it onto a gallery wall and can be seen at the Stockbridge Gallery in Hampshire. The Stockbridge Gallery specialises in dog art and I feel privileged to be amongst some great artists there.

I plan to keep adding to my collection of dog drawings but do want to include other animals along the way. So to start, I’m currently working on a horse that’s not too far from completion now – actually the more I look at it the more I can see that needs doing so it could take a bit longer than I think! I’ve included a couple of progress shots.



Work in Progress
Copyright Laura Hardie 2010

18 comments:

Crystal Cook said...

Gorgeous horse Laura! And congrats on the gallery acceptance :)

Sadami said...

Dear Laura,
Wooonderful!!! Thank you for sharing such beautiful and amazing works!!
Kind regards,
Sadami

Michelle Smith said...

Wow! These are amazing.

Kristy said...

Great work as usual Laura!

I feel your pain re falling behind with post, it is far to easy to put off posting

Laura said...

Thank you for the great comments - as always they are much appreciated:D

Judy said...

Gorgeous - all your work is amazing.

Pauline said...

Beautiful work Laura and congratulations in getting into the gallery, well deserved.

Dors said...

Wonderful work Laura. both the Labrador and the horse. Congratulations on having your work exhibited in the gallery.

Keep going Laura with your amazing tallent.

Michelle Wrighton said...

Absolutely beautiful as always Laura!

sue said...

I love the lab - what a fabulous pose with those crossed front legs :o)

Congratulations on getting your work into a gallery - wishing you lots of success there

Laura said...

Thank you so much everyone for your kind wishes - I'm delighted to have my work accepted into a gallery as you can imagine and hope it's the start of good things to come:D

SKIZO said...

Fascinating work.
It has been delightful
to visit your gallery.
Good Creations


Edinburgh is one of the most beautiful cities i have ever visited

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work on the dog and the horse, Laura! I am always amazed at the realistic drawing that you do of animals. Just a question...do you blend with a tortillion or tissue, I can't tell? Look forward to more work!
Thank you.

Laura said...

Thak you Skizo and delighted you enjoyed your visit to my blog:-D Have to agree with you in that Edinburgh is a beautiful city:)

Hi Anonymous (sorry don't know your name)- I don't actually blend my pencil strokes, never have, and prefer to build up my tones through layering. I personally think, with my experience anyway, that you get greater depth this way:-D

Grahame Butler said...

Just Beautiful!! great work Laura and congrats to you on getting into the Gallery and to your daughter on her results...

Laura said...

Thank you Grahame - still on cloud nine about my daughters results and couldn't be more proud:-D

Colette Theriault said...

Can't wait to see the horse portrait done...I understand about losing motivation on a piece! The dog on the picnic table makes me want to cry. He is GORGEOUS! Love the shadow/lighting areas on the table too. Looks like he was under the shade of a tree.

S Fisher said...

Fantastic Horse picture, I wish I could do what you do it is totally amazing .