Wednesday, August 11, 2010

More racehorses

In the Running
Watercolours, 15" x 11"

Another painting based on reference photos taken at Hereford racecourse. This time I was inspired by the lighting, especially the shadows being cast by one horse and jockey, landing on the lead horse.

This painting will join two other racehorse paintings and several florals in an exhibition in my friend's new gallery in Kington, Herefordshire.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Horses for a change

Final Hurdle
15" x 11"
Watercolours on hot pressed Fabriano Artistico

I needed a change from flowers, and I always enjoy the challenge of painting horses in motion, so I looked through my reference files and found a photo I took at Hereford racecourse a few years ago. The challenge I was presented with involved working out how to depict movement and speed when the horses were literally running straight at me! I think I managed it.