Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Wiz... work in progress

The Wiz - Friesian Stallion

Recently I was invited to attend the Shoalhaven Dressage Championship show with a display of my artwork... riders will be coming from all over the state for this event.

As some thing different from just a display of my artwork .. Ive decided to do a live demonstration of how I work ... I thought it might create a little more interest if people could observe me working  and could ask questions...

Last year at this event my husband took a number of photos for me of a beautiful Friesian stallion called Wizard.. it is one of his photos I will be using for my demonstration.. 

Ive worked the drawing up to the stage shown and will finish off his bridle, mane and shoulder over the dressage weekend.

The Wiz will be 20" x 25" when finished and is being drawn in pastel... 

expressions of interest are being taken prior to the work being finished... if you would like to put a hold on this piece please drop me an email: catherin@animalarthouse.com

Catherin McMillan

commissions welcome worldwide..
original artwork for sale

lay byes and gift vouchers available

pay pal welcome

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Listening - watercolour

Listening - watercolour

Listening  is finally finished.. I really enjoy working with Windsor and newtons charcoal grey.. it has to be my favourite colour of all.

To finish off Listening I worked on the dapples on the horses neck and chest not wanting to over emphasise these as it would have over powered the painting..

Listening is 10" x 14" and is for sale email: catherin@animalarthouse.com  for information on how to purchase

Catherin McMillan

Original artwork for sale
Commissions welcome worldwide

Gift Vouchers &  Lay byes available

Pay Pal accepted

Monday, November 15, 2010

First Gymkhana

First Gymkhana

First Gymkhana is finally finished.. I didn't realise how long all those roan coloured hairs would take on the horses shoulder and chest.. ☺

Getting the right colour mix for the shadow of the rein and neck where interesting ... experimenting with a mix of colours till I finally found the shade I was happy with.

All that's left is to seal the painting once Ive let it dry out completely for a few days.. I find its much better to leave it a few days especially with the humid weather we've been having.

First Gymkhana is 24" x 30" painted on a gallery wrapped canvas


Catherin McMillan

Commissions welcome worldwide
Original work for sale

Lay byes & gift vouchers available

Pay Pal accepted.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Listening Work in progress


Listening ... Ive started blocking in the tones for both the bridle and mane on the horse.. added a few light washes to define what will be the darks on the horse..

Listening... black and white watercolour.... 10"  x 14" upon completed

Expressions of interest are being taken... drop me an email if you would like to have first opportunity to purchase before completion... email

Catherin McMillan

commissions welcome worldwide
original artwork for sale

laybyes and gift vouchers available

pay pal accepted