Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Playing with pastels

Going to have to start this post with a WOW!! Wow, because I’ve only gone and noticed that I now have more than 1000 followers on my blog, 1002 to be exact, and to say I’m blown away with this is an understatement. I never dreamed my little blog would ever attract this many. So, letting this sink in, there are 1002 people out there that like my work, and blog, enough to want to come back and see more - for an artist who often struggles with her confidence, that means a LOT. So a huge thank you for all your support and feedback, it really is much appreciated.

As the title of my post says I've been playing with pastels - and thoroughly enjoyed it - but have had to remove the image so nothing to look at, sorry.

Something in coloured pencil next up on the drawing board but enjoyed smooshing pastel about with my latest piece that I've a feeling they'll be making an appearance more often in my drawings.

Friday, March 02, 2012

On the drawing Board

A Work in Progress
Pencil on Mellotex paper
Copyright Laura Hardie 2012

January and February are months I always think about drawing horses for some reason and is probably down to the fact that I’m subconsciously thinking about a certain equine exhibition that I promise myself I’ll enter work to every year. And it’s a promise I always end up breaking. I get the drawings done to what I think and hope is exhibition worthy, make note of dates in my diary, download forms, etc, but come the time for entry can never afford the framing and postage costs with other things always seeming to take priority. It’s frustrating! I have so many drawings that I need to/must get mounted and framed if I am to do all the things I want to with them – not going to get very far otherwise am I.

This is a drawing I started back in January and have been working slowly on when time permits. Only problem is I’ve now been working on it for so long that I’m struggling to stay motivated to get it finished. Think I need to put it to one side for a bit while I work on something else and can go back to it at a later date with fresh eyes.

Copyright Laura Hardie 2012