Monday, 29 April 2013

Day Forty-Nine 'Resting'

Resting, Acrylic painting of horse, equestrian art


'Resting'
Acrylic on Canvas Board
10 x 12"
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I've liked this image for a while. It's really peaceful.
It's of the mare I had on loan. Her coat had the most amazing colours in the summer. Lovely wee dapples would show up in the right light and she would just glow.
However, she hated when I stood watching and drawing her and would get very fidgety and make out like the paper was a terrifying monster - so views from behind were the easiest to get!!
I'm not usually big on doing backgrounds in paintings - I prefer to suggest them rather than have them in any detail but I made today's a little more obvious as I think it all helps the final image.






Resting




Day Forty-Eight

Schooling Study, mixed media painting horse, equine art

'Schooling Study'
Mixed Media on Board
12 x 19"
£60





Schooling Study




 

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Day Forty-Seven

Flying Solo, equestrian art, mixed media, painting of horse jumping




'Flying Solo'
Mixed Media on Paper
50 x 65cm
£125





Flying Solo




Day Forty-Six

Mixed Media painting of a horse, equestrian art, equestrian artist uk

'Captain'
Mixed Media on Paper
40 x 28cm
£60







Captain




 

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Day Forty-Five

equestrian art, equine art, equestrian artist, equine artist, uk

'Every Little Girl Needs A Little Grey Pony'
Mixed Media on Paper

Framed (image to follow)
£60

I saw a photo recently of a young girl riding her first pony and it just made me think that most little girls have had a little grey pony at some point.
And then the saying 'Every pony deserves the love of a girl, every horse the love of a woman'.





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Day Forty-Four

mixed media painting of horse, equestrian art, heaven is

'Heaven is...'
14 x 11" Approx
Mixed Media on Paper
£60

I love this pose - when you're standing beside a horse and seeing what she's seeing.







Heaven Is...






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Monday, 22 April 2013

Day Forty-Three 'Cool As Ice'

Cool As Ice, contemporary equestrian art, equine art, mixed media

'Cool As Ice'
Mixed Media on Paper
14 x 11"

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Today's painting is another grey!! There is something about greys that make them brilliant for painting. As with the horse in the painting in my profile banner, this horse really caught my attention at Hopetoun last year. He was huge! But also very striking. While other horses were jogging on the spot waiting for their turn in the showjumping arena this beauty was as cool as ice, observing everything that was going on.



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Sunday, 21 April 2013

Day Forty-Two

Shadow Walker, charcoal drawing of horse, equestrian art, equine art.

'Shadow Walker'
Charcoal
28 x 21"
£120

I seem to be drawn to grey's this week! I really liked how the light cast the shadows of the horse's plaits and made the plaits themselves glow.






Shadow Walker






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Day Forty-One 'Follow My Lead'

Follow My Lead, 100 Paintings in 100 Days, equestrian art, equine art uk


'Follow My Lead'
Acrylic on Canvas Board
Framed

Reserved for Exhibition

This painting was quite a challenge for me. I don't often copy the colour of a horse when I'm painting, as I'm usually more attracted to what I think of as the horse's aura than physical colouring. But for this painting I wanted to stay quite true to life. However, the warm and cool tones seemed to be mixed up, which caused a lot of confusion for me, especially with the grey. 








Follow My Lead









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Day Forty

Listening, contemporary equestrian art, horse painting, equine art

Day 40,
'Listening'
Mixed Media on Paper

Framed (image to follow) 
£80

Okay, I've caught up with myself again! Phew. Anyway, day 40!? Where has the time gone?
Today's painting is of another competitor from last year's Hopetoun Horse Trials. His beautiful wee ears flicked constantly throughout their dressage test. A gorgeous wee beastie.












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Day Thirty-Nine

Summertime Blues, Contemporary equestrian art, horse painting

Day 39,
'Summertime Blues'
Acrylic on Card
Framed (image to follow)
£80


There is something about the angles in this composition that really appeal to me.
I've used this reference image before in another painting. Sometimes a painting will 'haunt' me and I'll try it in a few different images. Some images are too good to only be used once!







  



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Thursday, 18 April 2013

Day Thirty-Eight

Vive L'Amour, charcoal drawing of horse, equestrian art, Arab horse

'Vive L'Amour'
Charcoal
28 x 19"
£140

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I had planned to add a wash of colour to this painting, but I felt that the lovely charcoal would be undermimed by the water. That and, I'm a little biased but, this horse doesn't need much to make her beautiful. I didn't want to over work the drawing.

The beauty in the painting is the other equine love of my life.
My first horse.

x



 

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Day Thirty-Seven

Flick, contemporary equestrian art, mixed media painting, horse drawing


'Flick'
Mixed Media on Paper

Framed (image to follow)
 £80

I know I'm running a bit late - but I'll be back on track tomorrow!
Today's painting is called 'Flick'. I was tempted to call her 'Flicka' but thought that was too easy. I hope that the title is explained in the loose application of paint and the tension contained in the horse. Let me know what you think!
I love this method of painting - it combines my love for drawing with my love of abstract painting!
Hope you all like it :)







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Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Day Thirty-Six

ShowGirl, equestrian art, horse drawing, graphite horse drawing



'Showgirl'
Graphite and Wash on Paper

Framed (image to follow)
  £55

As the title suggests, this was inspired from watching a showing class at Fife Show last year. What a beauty this girl was.
I may do a painting of this image at some point in the future too as the colouring and markings on this girl just don't show up well in this type of study. At least, not to their full potential. Watch this space....





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Monday, 15 April 2013

Day Thirty-Five

Blackened Skye, Hopetoun Horse Trials Dressage Horse, equestrian art
'Blackened Skye'
Mixed Media on Paper
68 x 48cm
£80
Someday's the best intentions just don't create a masterpiece and rather than digging around in the mud (wet paint) you have to go back to your roots and start again.
Drawing is fundamental to all my art and charcoal is quite possibly my favourite media. It can be so many things - from thick, solid and dominant to gentle, fluid and subtle. Totally underrated stuff!
As for this image, I just love the curve of her neck and the look in her eye. She was in the dressage ring at Hopetoun Horse Trials last year and I couldn't stop watching her test. Gorgeous!





Blackened Skye




 


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Saturday, 13 April 2013

Day Thirty-Four - 'April Showers'

April Showers, foal painting, acrylic horse painting, equestrian art uk

'April Showers'
Acrylic on Canvas Board
Framed
Reserved for Exhibition


With all these foals appearing everywhere I got broodie! (for foals, not babies!!)






April Showers




 



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Day Thirty-Three

Hopetoun's Elixir, graphite drawing, mixed media painting, springer spaniel, Hopetoun Horse Trials

'Hopetoun's Elixir'
Mixed Media on Paper
11 x 10"

Mounted
£55

Another graphite/acrylic mix. This is also the first canine of the project and quite experimental. Let me know what you think!
I didn't want to do a full-on graphite portrait so i did have to hold myself back a bit, but I wanted the paint to add an extra layer of interest and energy to the gorgeous dog!
The dog in the painting
was from Hopetoun Town and Country Fair last year (hence the title). A beautiful subject to work from.






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Friday, 12 April 2013

Day Something-Or-Another (32)


Highland cow painting, contemporary equine art, bovine art

'Highland Highlights'

Mixed Media on Paper
12 x 10"

Mounted
£55

Please excuse the not so good photography - it will be professionally photographed this weekend and I will update all the pictures in the series.

Anyway, 'Highland Highlights'... I love highland cows! This lady especially was a fantastic model.
I also really like the way graphite and acrylic compliment each other so well. I'm also keen on leaving parts to the imagination :)
Perhaps I should rename this page Lindsay Mathers Bovine Artist :)









 
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Thursday, 11 April 2013

Day Thirty-One - 'Prose'

Prose, equestrian art, mixed media painting, equine art

'Prose'
Mixed Media on Paper

Framed (image to follow)
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This is a bit of a re-working of an earlier image. I love working with this blue - it's so intense.






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Day Thirty - 'Soliloquy'

Soliloquy, equestrian art, horse painting

'Soliloquy',
Mixed Media on Paper
26 x 18" before framing
Framed )image to follow)
Reserved for Exhibition










Soliloquy




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Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Day Twenty-Nine

Keep on Dreaming, grey horse painting, equestrian art

'Keep on Dreaming'
Acrylic on Canvas Board
12 x 10"
£50

I love painting grey horses - the colours reflected in their coats is amazing. Magical!






Keep on Dreaming



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Monday, 8 April 2013

Day Twenty-Eight

100 paintings in 100 days, equestrian art, horse in art

 'Prussian Study'
Mixed Media on Paper
12 x 10"
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In this painting I wanted to combine the d
etailed graphite work of a traditional portrait with loose, expressive application of paint. The paint is subtle, but adds interest and another layer to the narrative. I'm really working on developing this style in my other work and wanted to try it for the 100 days project. For this project, I had to keep it quite small as the graphite work takes quite a while (hence the early morning posting!)


Day Twenty-Seven

watercolour painting of foal, equine art, 100 paintings


'Foal Study'
Pen and watercolour in sketchbook!

Today was a day for being outside and so i decided to work outdoors. 'Foal Study' is one of about a hundred sketches made in my sketch book. It was a little too late for me to paint a 'proper' painting so I chose one of my sketches.

Please excuse the scribbled notes, they aren't meant to be literal, they are notes to help me with future paintings. I.e. 'big eyes' is a reference to the fact that I have enlarged the eyes, and 'I like this foal' was about the technique and colours more than the foal's character!

However, just to be clear - I do like the foal in real life!!