Monday, February 10, 2014


12''x 10'', Pencil on Strathmore Bristol Smooth
Copyright Laura Hardie
Please do not use without permission

So here it is, the commission that has kept me busy, amongst other things, for the past couple of weeks. I have just finished carefully packing him up ready for posting to Canada tomorrow ..... will miss seeing this one on my drawing board!

Copyright Laura Hardie

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Big Ben 2

Work in Progress
Coloured Pencil on Pastelmat
Copyright Laura Hardie 2014

I do LOVE drawing horses! Still working on my latest (horse) commission and another day, or two, should see it finished but loving every minute and pencil stroke of it. Then it’s back to the Clydesdale drawing I mentioned in my last post …. LOTS of hours have gone into him so far and my goal is to have him finished by the end of the week before my motivation to do it completely goes.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Big Ben

Big Ben
52cm x 44cm, Coloured Pencil on Pastelmat
Original sold
Copyright Laura Hardie, please do not use without permission

I was looking at my blog stats the other day and noticed that last year was my worst year for posting since I started blogging back in 2006 – only 17 posts for the whole year! That's not good and if I keep it up I’m not going to have any readers left, so I have decided, in an effort to be more organised, Sundays will be my ‘blogdays’! And I may even manage to fit extra posts in during the week if I surpass myself :)

Was also looking at what drawings I haven’t got round to posting on here and Big Ben is one of them ……. finished him at the end of last year. As with most of my Clydesdale drawings I got the reference for Big Ben at the Royal Highland Show and I have to say he was definitely a favourite of mine and stood out from the other Clydesdales. He was such a character, oh so handsome, and very interested in me and my camera – he just had to see what was going on! 

And I couldn’t do just one drawing of him now could I ……. nope, had to do another which is currently on my easel waiting to be finished. Commission to do first though.

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Monday, January 20, 2014

Border Terrier

10''x 8'', Pencil on Strathmore Bristol Smooth
Copyright Laura Hardie 2014

So with the Christmas holidays now over it’s back to the drawing board for me and looking forward to what 2014 brings. I have some great commissions lined up and my head is full of ideas for drawings which will hopefully make it onto paper and canvas - definitely going to dust my brushes off this year and do some painting. Just need to make my mind up if I want to do watercolours, acrylics or oils …… or all three! If time (and money) allows, I’m hoping to have a trade stand at a couple of horse shows. This will be a first for me so a lot of organising there but I’ve got my application forms all ready to go. And then of course there are the exhibitions I want to enter work in to, so it’s going to be a busy year. I may also have some exciting news to share with you all but more about that at a later date if all my finger crossing has worked.   

Started the year off drawing this little lady, a Border Terrier called Myrtle, and what a character. Her wiry fur certainly kept me very busy for a while! Back to the smooth, short hair of a horse next.

Copyright Laura Hardie 2014
Please do not use without permission

Friday, December 13, 2013

A couple I forgot .....

8''x 6'', Pencil on Mellotex
Copyright Laura Hardie 2013

I’ve been sorting through all my photos trying to tidy everything up and save them in various folders and came across two recent(ish) drawings that I realised I hadn’t shared here on my blog. Guess that’s what happens if you don’t keep your blog updated! Anyway, here they are …….. both were commissions so have sold and gone to their new homes.

12''x 10'', Pencil on Mellotex
Copyright Laura Hardie 2013

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Gift voucher anyone

10th December and only 15 more sleeps to Christmas, I swear it’s creeping up faster this year! I really must make a start on Christmas shopping and writing those cards that have yet to be bought. Another year where my promise of being more organised never quite happened! Glad to say I’m more organised with my work however and have all orders needed before the 25th drawn and posted so I can now hopefully concentrate on other things.

If you’re like me and looking for last minute ideas for what to get your loved ones then why not give them a gift voucher for one of my drawings ……… or maybe a Limited Edition Print. Just a thought I wanted to throw out there :)

Sunday, November 24, 2013

NEW Limited Edition Prints

'Gentle Giant'
Limited Edition of only 50
Image Size: 26cm x 39cm
Mounted Size: 37cm x 49cm

He’s been a long time coming but I’ve found him – no, not the man of my dreams sadly but a fine art printer ……....... in Edinburgh! You would think in a city like Edinburgh, and with Google at my fingertips, this would be a relatively easy search but it wasn’t. More a frustrating one. Anyway, search is over and I now have two new Limited Edition Prints available to purchase and ready to go to good homes.

'Serene Splendour'
Limited Edition of only 50
Image Size: 27cm x 36cm
Mounted Size: 38cm x 46cm

Probably a bit early to mention the 'C' word, I try and wait until December for that, but they would be a great present for someone or why not treat yourself. For further details on both please email me.