Sunday, February 28, 2010

Arabian Kiss

Arabian Kiss

Its easy to see that the of horses starts at a young age with little girls.  I love this photo by renowned Australian Photographer Amy Gorman so much thank you Amy for the use of your photo.

Arabian Kiss is 10" x 14"  pastel FOR SALE
Is the first of my finished pieces ready to go to the East Coast Arabian Show next week in Sydney.

Expressions of interest are being taken prior to the show.  email me: to register your interest in purchasing.


Thursday, February 25, 2010

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

work in progress - black arab stage 4

Stage IV

More colour blocked in on the face along with definition on the mane and tail.  Slowly getting there think Im about at the  ugly stage. Just hate it when  a work gets to that but at least I know that it will improve with time and  paitence.


Work in progress Black arab painting - stage 3

Stage 3

Ive started blocking in more colour now adding a few more pinks in the darks and generally trying to get the roundness of the horses rump and side blocked in to develope.  Its a matter of working in stages and layers a bit like a watercolour painting only in acrylics.


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Work in Progress - arab horse

Stage 2

An update on my black arab painting 24" x 32" acrylic.  Ive decided to limit my palette to 4 colours for this particular painting.  Starting with the rump an jaw line Ive blocked in darks to give shape to these areas.  Its funny but when you look at some photos you can see other colours in there as well with this fellow there is a rose pink tone throughout the lights of his coat.

Stay tuned


Monday, February 22, 2010

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I have listed my blog on facebook networks.  Feel free to drop by and leave a comment on what you would like to see more of in my art.  Be it pastels, watercolour or pop art.


Saturday, February 20, 2010

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

work in progress

Arab work in progress

No this isnt an eye test :)  Rather a look at how I a  painting.  When finished this acrylic painting (24" x 32") will be of a black arab horse.  Ive drawn him up in white watercolour pencil as this is easier to cover and to see on dark surfaces.

Stay tuned for updates.  As yet this painting is untitled expressions of interest in purchasing the finished painting can come to me


Wednesday, February 10, 2010



Meet Hammish he is my latest acrylic commission.  14" x 18" on 1" thick gallery wrapped canvas.  I just loved his 2 different coloured eyes and gentle expression.  Thanks Amy for commissioning me to immortalise Hammish for you.

If you would like to commission a portrait of your own drop me an email: for an obligation free quote.


Sunday, February 7, 2010

Pendragon update


Started on his right side adding colour to his rump and down his leg. Happy with the progress in this drawing,  will be putting Pendragon aside for a few weeks now as I prepare for the bit Arabian show next month.

13" x 19"  pastel.  There is currently a hold placed on Pendragon's drawing if you would like to register your interested in this drawing please email:


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Pendragon - pastel in progress


Pendragon is a knadstrapper stallion,  I just love all his spots. Its amazing that we think of white animals as white but when you look closely there are lovely pinks and mauves and sometimes a bit of blue mixed in.  Im really enjoying being back at the easel.  Pendragon is my first pastel on the easel for the  year.

14" x 19" pastel for sale. You can reserve this drawing for yourself drop me an email for more details: