Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Still here


Labrador, A Work in Progress, Copyright Laura Hardie 2011


Yet another long delay between posts, not good but I do have a reasonably good excuse – I’ve not been drawing and so had nothing to show. And I didn’t think you would want to know about my life away from the drawing board – that could have been a long post with nothing to look at! When I say I haven’t been drawing what I probably should say is I am not putting in the hours I normally do and instead working a little bit here and an even littler (grammatically incorrect I know but I like it:)) bit there when the mood takes me – waiting on my motivation to come back as it seems to have gone. Think I need to get out and about with my camera more to give me inspiration.


In the meantime I’m going to continue working away on my latest Lab, see above. Again this is pencil on Mellotex paper, my paper of choice recently, but I’m starting to dislike working on it and need to try out other papers – think it’s maybe just too smooth for my liking and I’m missing the tooth you get with hot pressed watercolour paper. I still have a paper not dissimilar to Mellotex that I want to try. Only small pieces as they were samples sent to me by another artist so maybe a small drawing next.


Before I go I must tell you about my website as I’ve had several emails enquiring where it has gone. I’d been thinking for some time about changing my domain name and have now done so. I think I have updated everywhere I can think of with my new address but incase I have missed somewhere it is now http://www.laurahardie.com. A few changes been made to it too.


22 comments:

Sweety Pie said...

Oh my god, I love your drawings. They look like pictures, so real and lively! Love it! :)

Helene said...

your photos are so amazing.
you are a great artist!!

Meowlissa said...

There are not enough words in the world to describe how much we love your work :) Just fabulous!

Sadami said...

Dear Laura,
Oh,oh..!!I'm in awe.
Kind regards, Sadami

Dors said...

Hi Laura.
Wow I thought this was a photo. Great job as always.
I hope you get get back into drawing soon. Sometimes you just need that break and I am sure your enthusiasm will return. Just enjoy the break.
Your work is amazing.

Pauline said...

Just gorgeous and cuddlesome. What size is this one. Love the new website too. Such a pain when the inspiration goes hope it comes back soon as I love seeing your work.

Kendra said...

Such a beautiful portrait. I've never heard of the Mellotex paper but I will have to look for it in the states.

Laura said...

Thank you so much for all your comments - it's always nice to get such positive feedback on a drawing;-)

@Dors - don't like it when my motivation goes but you're so right, sometimes a break away from the drawing board is all it takes;-)

@ Pauline - this one will be 18.5cm x 30cm when finished. And delighted you like my website - it takes up so much time to update and I can spend hours and hours doing so:-)

@ Kendra - not sure if they have Mellotex in the states. I get it from Mike Sibley at http:www.sibleyfineart.com/shop.htm

Lori Skoog said...

Every drawing you produce is utterly amazing!

April Jarocka said...

Masterful graphite work here....and of the equine sort. Much like Sheona Hamilton Grant. Both fine artists!

taio said...

frumos

Judy said...

Absolutely beautiful, your work is amazing.

Melissa@Little Log House Chronicles said...

Your art is absolutely amazing! This dog drawing has me in awe!

Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

Melissa

Art From Books said...

I really love this drawing, so beautiful!

Jeanne @The Noodle Factory said...

I'm new to pet portraits and, while I have a degree in Drawing, you can never stop learning and improving. I find your work so inspirational and beautiful. I'll be checking back often to watch see your new work.

Michelle said...

wow, amazing!! you are so talented.

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modern_pet said...

Hello, I'm a new fan of your awesome portraits!

Ciao (from Italy)
Daniela

Menaka Indrani said...

Amazing paintings.
Menaka Indrani

Elena said...

Sei grande! Complimenti!
Ciao

Teresa said...

Wow... this is a real stunner! I did a double take when I first looked at it. Awesome!

ninkku1 said...

You are amazing!I love you'r pictures.

ninkku1 said...

OMG - amazing.