<![CDATA[Equine Representations - Blog]]>Fri, 29 Jan 2016 17:36:54 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[September bargains and give-aways!]]>Fri, 06 Sep 2013 14:14:02 GMThttp://www.equine-representations.co.uk/blog/september-bargains-and-give-awaysThis September I am pleased to announce two fantastic opportunities!

Print Giveaway: I am offering one lucky person a signed, limited edition print of Listening for Lions. For full details, and to take part, please visit my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Equestrian.Art?ref=hl

20% Commission discount: For September only, anyone that books* a commission can enjoy a discount of 20% off of the full price. Please contact me for details.

* Bookings to be taken during the month of September 2013 only, and deposits to be paid to secure the booking.]]>
<![CDATA[Commissions]]>Wed, 22 May 2013 17:57:28 GMThttp://www.equine-representations.co.uk/blog/commissionsPicture
Here is a recent commission of a very beautiful Thoroughbred gelding!

If you would like detail of commissioning your own portrait, full details are available here, or by e-mailing me. Prices for portrait commissions start at just £40!

<![CDATA[Art on Ebay!!]]>Mon, 20 May 2013 11:29:18 GMThttp://www.equine-representations.co.uk/blog/art-on-ebayPicture
I had a little spring clean of my art studio space this weekend, and came across a couple of old pieces. My artist style has really evolved since I produced these, and I have no space for them so thought I'd list them on Ebay to give someone else a chance to enjoy them!

Both have a 99p start price and free postage within the UK (excluding republic of Ireland)  - so lots of bargains to be had this week!! Please note both come unframed and unmounted.

Both of the listings are here:



<![CDATA[Attention - Charity Auction result]]>Thu, 16 May 2013 14:05:54 GMThttp://www.equine-representations.co.uk/blog/attention-charity-auction-resultWow, I am absolutely thrilled and amazed that 'Attention' raised £500 at the Greatwood charity auction last week. I'm so pleased that it raised such a great amount for the charity. Overall the charity raised a staggering amount of money, so well done to them!!!

Don't forget, prints of 'Attention' are available for sale through my website! ]]>
<![CDATA[Equus - Exhibition]]>Sun, 05 May 2013 18:01:38 GMThttp://www.equine-representations.co.uk/blog/equus-exhibitionPicture
Pleased to have had ' Refelective' selected for this exhibition at the [mine] gallery, in Carshalton, Surrey.

The exhibition runs from 18 May - 15 June 2013.

To find out more, please visit their website: http://www.mineonline.co.uk/

<![CDATA[Greatwood Charity Auction]]>Fri, 26 Apr 2013 18:01:00 GMThttp://www.equine-representations.co.uk/blog/greatwood-charity-auctionPicture
I was approached by the charity Greatwood - an ex-racehorse rehoming center that also provides education opportunities for special-needs children. The charity have been selected for a charity auction dinner at the House of Commons in May.

I have donated 'Attention' to this worthwhile cause, and really hope it raises lots of money! As an ex-racehorse owner myself, I'm pleased to be supporting such a worthy cause!

Here is a (rather grainy!) shot of 'Attention' all framed up!

For more information on Greatwood, and the wonderful work that they do, please visit: http://www.greatwoodcharity.org/

<![CDATA['Reflective' - new original]]>Thu, 04 Apr 2013 15:41:02 GMThttp://www.equine-representations.co.uk/blog/reflective-new-originalPicture
After posting lots of updates/work in progress shots of this piece, it's now finished :-)

Titled 'Reflective', this is graphite on Bristol Board, and measures 195mm x 215mm. Currently unmounted, this is available for sale - please contact me for info.

I hope to soon get some prints of this which will be available for sale through my website or Facebook page shop. If you haven't already Liked my Facebook page, please do so here:  https://www.facebook.com/Equestrian.Art

<![CDATA['Attention' prints have arrived!]]>Fri, 29 Mar 2013 09:49:02 GMThttp://www.equine-representations.co.uk/blog/attention-prints-have-arrivedPicture
These were supposed to come with the other prints, but for some reason got seperated! Oh well, they are here now :-)

Really pleased with them, they have come out beautifully! As per the other prints, these will be limited to an edition of just 50 worldwide, and will be each signed and numbered. The size of the total print (including the white border) is 5.6" x 12.1".

The prints are printed on 310 g.s.m acid-free, pure white museum grade paper, for maximum longevity.

A close up of the detail! Click for a larger view....

<![CDATA[New Prints Available! ]]>Tue, 26 Mar 2013 12:43:55 GMThttp://www.equine-representations.co.uk/blog/new-prints-availablePicture

Very pleased to share the first print copies of 'Listening For Lions'!

Limited to a run of 50 worldwide, each print is individually signed and numbered. These are printed on gorgeous 310 g.s.m. acid free, pure white museum grade paper ensuring maximum longevity of the prints - as long as 40 years when exposed continuously to daylight, or 200 years in the dark!

These prints are available to purchase through my website (Buy Art!) or by contacting me directly. Online payments are via PayPal, but very happy to organise seperate payment i.e. cheque or bank transfer if needed. These are available for sale at a very competitive price of just £28, plus postage!

<![CDATA[Not much progress made so far...]]>Thu, 21 Mar 2013 17:39:46 GMThttp://www.equine-representations.co.uk/blog/not-much-progress-made-so-farPicture
Unfortunately, I've picked up a lovely cold this week which means giving drawing a wide berth! I tend to bend my head down a lot when I'm working on a drawing, which isn't the best position with a head cold!!!

This is an update from some further work I did to this piece on Sunday - you can see the areas I have blocked in, I tend to produce my drawings in three layers, the first is a basic blocking in of light and dark areas. The second layer builds up on this and really defines the areas, and then the final layer is the detail layer. Sometimes I do go to a fourth layer, depending on the complexity of the area - for example on this piece, I will probably do a fourth layer on the beard of the horse, since it's laying over the neck, and will take a lot of building up to get the right tones.