Sunday, 31 March 2013

Day Twenty-One





'Third Place'
Acrylic on Canvas
10 x 8"
£50






Third Place











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Saturday, 30 March 2013

Day Twenty

Stingin' Belle, contemporary equestrian art, mixed media painting,


'Stingin' Belle'
Mixed media
54 x 35cm
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I love the composition of this. I'm currently working on a painting of this same image (in full colour) which I'll have ready for the Open Studios in May.
I really enjoy this way of working - loud music is a must (it helps me channel energy, or at least that's my excuse to Roger!).
The title is from a song by the band I was listening to as I created this piece.





Day 19

Highland cow mixed media painting, contemporary art

'What?!'
Mixed media on paper
35 x 50 cm
£55 

 This is a Highland cw from last year's Fife Show. I love the way the highland cows can just stare at you as if they are saying 'What?!'. They must be fed up of everyone photographing them!
Anyway, this image really appealed to me. I am actually using the same image for a commission but I couldn't resist 'punking' her up a wee bit in mixed media.




What?!

   







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Thursday, 28 March 2013

Day Eighteen - 'Gentleman Jim'

Painting of Clydesdale, contemporary equestrian art, Blair Atholl international horse trials.


'Gentleman Jim'
Acrylic on Canvas Board
Framed
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This painting is of a beautiful Clydesdale who was in the Ridden Clydesdale Classes at Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair. I was awed by the gentleness emanating from these huge animals. Especially after they did their lap of honour around the ring. The ground shook that day!! Gorgeous beasties :) x




Gentleman Jim


   







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Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Day Seventeen

fleeting, horse in snow, equestrian art, contemporary equestrian fine art



'Fleeting'
Acrylic on Canvas Board
25.5 x 20.5 cm
Framed (image to follow)
Reserved for Exhibition

This painting was inspired by the spring's .... interesting weather! It has been very uncomfortable to sit outdoors drawing the horses so far this year, what with all the blizzards! However, I wanted to capture the fleeting vision of a horse as they disappear back into the snow.


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Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Day Sixteen







'Untitled (at the moment! Your Ideas Needed)'
Acrylic on Canvas Board
 

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Okay, this painting comes with a long story! I'm already in foods of tears and I haven't even written it yet, please be warned...

When I was a young girl my friends and I used to 'help out' (get in the way of the staff) at a local riding school.
One day the most stunning, elegant, wild, incredible horse (pony!) arrived. I instantly fell in love with her. I named her Shandy and my dad carved a beautiful plaque for her stable door.

I spent hours grooming her and just doing anything to be around her. She was such a character and so full of life. She was due to be broken in and I loved watching her trainer work with her. One day I was asked if I would like to ride her!!
I would be only the second person in the world to ride this magnificent creature. I felt so honoured. I actually still remember that ride, even the moment when she spooked when dirt hit off the indoor school wall.

One day I arrived at the yard to find out that she had been sold! I was devastated. My heart was broken.
I didn't know the next part of her story because my friends thought it would be better if I didn't. I eventually found out sometime later.
On the way to her new home in the lorry Shandy had become frightened and tried to escape. She attempted to jump the partition in the lorry. She was injured so badly that she had to be put down instantly.

20 years on and I am still absolutely devastated. Shandy was everything a young girl could dream of. She was my perfect horse.

And so, on to the painting - this is how I image her now. Running free and still so full of life. But I can't find the right title for the painting to reflect all of this..... I would love to hear your ideas for a title.

Thank you for sticking with this until the end!

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Day Fifteen - 'Baby Ellis'


 
'Baby Ellis'
Mixed Media on canvas board
25.5 x 30.5 cm
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Please note that this photograph isn't perfect - I'll update it with a clearer image very soon! 





Baby Ellis




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Monday, 25 March 2013

Day Fifteen to follow....

Just a quick note to say that I'm having some technical problems uploading the latest image.....
It can be viewed on my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MathersArt?ref=hl

I promise it will be up by tomorrow evening even if I have to bride a neighbour to help me!

Thank you for your patience, 

Lindsay

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Day Fourteen

Equestrian Fine art, Euestrian artist, horse painting


'Snow Drops'
Acrylic on Board
24 x 18cm
£45

This painting is a much calmer version of Friday's 'Something Wild'. I often take photographs and sketches and then work on them back in my studio and depending on what mood I am in, and therefore what music I am listening to, the end results can be enormously different.
I am feeling very calm today!








Snow Drops




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Saturday, 23 March 2013

Day Thirteen

Freestyle graphite painting, dressage painting horse, drawing



'Freestyle'
Graphite and wash on canvas board
25.5 x 30.5 cm
£45

 I love the simplicity of this painting... can I call it a painting? I did use brushes to apply the graphite powder and water!
The painting is quite simple as I wanted to concentrate on how the light touches the horse, emphasizing the muscles. The simplicity allows the movement in the image to come to the fore.







Freestyle




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Day Twelve




Something Wild, acrylic equestrian art, contemporary horse art

'Something Wild'
Acrylic on Paper
55 x 37 cm
£85

As the title suggests, I needed to let loose a little!  I've been working on quite a few commissions lately and for that I need to concentrate and be very careful. So there's nothing quite like a loose, wild painting to relax.







Something Wild





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Thursday, 21 March 2013

Day 11 - 'Midnight Sonata'


Midnight Sonata, acrylic painting of horse, contemporary equestrian art



'Midnight Sonata',
acrylic on canvas board,
18 x 24 cm,
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In this painting I wanted to show how the moonlight highlights the horse. I loved the blue tones and the light from a bulb close by added a yellow tone too, which stood out from the moonlight.
Also, the rain had caused the mane to curl into ringlets which emphasised the strands. 







Midnight Sonata



 

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Day10

equestrian drawing, charcoal wash,

'Field Study' (less is more)
Charcoal and wash on paper
Framed (image to follow)
  £45

Sometimes, I can over work a painting. When this happens I have to go back to the drawing board (or field!!) and de-stress. Today was one of those days.
 I work better when I am relaxed, with loose limbs and free flowing marks. That and drawing is very therapeutic.
So the above image is very basic, but a sensitive study of a mischievous pony, on a very cold and windy day! 





 


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Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Day Nine


'Feline in Blue'
Mixed Media on Panel
24 x 18 cm
£35



Feline in Blue

   








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Monday, 18 March 2013

Day Eight - 'Study In Blue'


Equestrian art, Mixed media painting, horse art, horse painting


'Study In Blue'
Mixed Media
24 x 18 cm
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Today's painting is of a gorgeous wee Shetland pony. I love the flowing mane and inquisitive eye. I like the effect of the graphite on the board and wanted to add just a hint of colour.





Study in Blue




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Sunday, 17 March 2013

Day Seven - 'Highland Aura'

highland pony painting, contemporary equestrian art

'Highland Aura'
Acrylic on Board
Framed (Image to follow)
Reserved for Exhibition

'Highland Aura' is a painting of a lovely dun highland pony who was competing 
at last year's Fife show  http://www.fifeshow.com/
I love the build of Highland ponies and the way the light reflected 
off the coat was mesmerising. 
There were so many dashes of colour throughout.
I wanted the background colour to show through a little too and this helps 
with the neutral areas.
I also wanted to show the sturdiness of the breed but also the 
grace of the Highland. 
A stunning breed and I'm not being biased because I'm Scottish! 










Highland Aura




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Saturday, 16 March 2013

Day Six


'Dreamer'
Mixed Media on Paper
29 x 20 cm
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'Dreamer' was so named, perhaps obviously, as the colours are quite magical. 
I love looking at horse's coats and seeing unexpected colours in there. 
This happens when you really look at anything,but especially 
gray horses. Their coat reflects everything around them, the sky, the grass,
 their winter rugs!
The drawing underneath the paint is quite loose and sketchy, 
Which I hope creates energy in a still image




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Day Five - 'Homewards'

Acrylic equestrian painting, horses in art, equestrian artist

'Homewards'
Acrylic on Board
24 x 18cm
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'Homewards' is a painting of  a gorgeous bay on his way out of a dressage arena. 

When thinking of a title for this piece 'homewards' just kept coming up. Perhaps the horse was telling me something! He'd had enough and wanted to go home?
I chose the dark background to emphasise the colours and highlights on his coat and Iliked the idea of him coming out of the dark into the light - I was picturing the light from a barn welcoming him home.
Again, there are some seemingly random colours in there, but I hope it makes sense when seen as a whole.

 

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Blue Blair



contemporary equestrian art, equine painting, Blair horse trials


'Blue Blair'

Mixed Media on Paper
55 x 40 cm
£195
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'Blue Blair' isn't actually part of the '100 Days' series, but I did use it to advertise the coming of the project, which is why it's sneaked in here. If you we're around for the '50 Drawings in 50 days' project back at the end of 2011' you may recognise Blue Blair as I used a different version of the same image for day one. There is something about this horse that just screams 'paint me!'.
He is named after Blair Castle as it was at the Blair Castle International Horse Trials that I 'discovered' him. He was quite a character.



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Thursday, 14 March 2013

Day Four - 'Butter Cup'

Calf painting, contemporary painting, highland cow art

'Butter Cup'
Acrylic on Canvas Board
Framed (image to follow)
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Let me introduce you to Butter Cup. She's a little bit punky. This is in part due to my little kitty managing to get into my studio, sit on my palette, then run around like her tail was on fire covering the whole room in lovely, luscious ultramarine paint! After this little episode, I decided 'Butter Cup' would look good in a little crazy colour.
What do you think?





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Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Day Three

contemporary equestrian art, horse painting, limited palette



'Cool Down'
Acrylic on Board
24 x 18cm
£45

Another limited palette... can you tell I like them! 
My original intentions had been to remove bridle, rug etc as I liked the pose, but as I began working I realised that the blue would unify the whole picture. I also liked the feel of the horse as she relaxes after a class.
There is something about this image that appeals to me.... Perhaps the composition, or the colours, or just everything altogether. I may try another version of this painting too. In large scale!





Cool Down






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Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Day Two

equestrian art, horse painting, acrylic, fine art

'Sol'
Acrylic on board
24 x 18cm
£45

I used the same limited palette as yesterday but added in yellow, just to help with the highlights from the sun.





Sol




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Monday, 11 March 2013

Day One 'Sienna Study'

equestrian fine art, dressage horse painting, euestrian artist


'Sienna Study'
Acrylic on Canvas Board
24 x 18cm
Unframed
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Here is the first painting of my new project '100 Paintings in 100 Days'. I decided to limit my palette and used just two colours plus white. It was also a little bit of a challenge to paint on such a small scale. My work is usually quite large but I wanted to prove that I could create movement and energy on a small scale. 






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