Friday, 17 June 2011

From the Sublime to the Ridiculous.....

I think this horse portrait is just about finished - I need to leave it for a day or so then come back and see if it needs tweaking.  This one was just for fun, using a fellow blogger's photo of her horse - I thought painting a spotty horse (yes, I am sure there is some technical term for a spotty horse, but I don't know it...) would be vastly different to the brown ones (again, I can't differentiate between a chestnut, bay, dun or roan so don't judge me) that I have been painting lately.  Boy, was I right! This has been painted in watercolour and was quite tricky.  Very enjoyable though.

No more art commissions currently on the horizon - if you've been dithering, better grab me now!

On the other hand, I am still working hard on the knitting commissions. 
Yup, they are indeed slugs.  Poseable slugs. 
Next job, chickens with egg-laying capabilities.....it could be a looong weekend.

8 comments:

SilverNikNats said...

I love those tiny slugs they are so cute (a word I have never used to discribe a slug).

fhiona galloway said...

those are the cutest slugs I've ever seen! Well slugs are never cute but these are :0) tee hee!
Well done the on the pony portrait too!

Sue Doran said...

Beautiful (dappled? I dunno either!) horse. Very ripply slugs (a phrase I never thought I'd be typing today!) Good luck on the chickens ...

Helz Cuppleditch said...

Lovely to catch up with your blog at last Caroline! The horse portrait is amazing, and I adore the critters!! Helz x

Houseelf said...

Appaloosa horses are dotty. Great portrait. Such cute guineapigs and unusual slugs. We get leopard slugs here and the black with an orange trim ones.

Caroline B said...

Doh! Of course they are Appaloosa, I knew that but had a mental blockage.
I have a whole civilisation of every type of slug in my garden, most of them lurking beneath the lid of my recycling bin waiting to give me a fright!

Cait Throop said...

OMG, Caroline!!!! That's my Dommie!!! What a lovely job you did on him--WOW!!! He is a wonderful 19yo leopard appaloosa and I've had him since he was 10. I am currently on vacation but just checked in and saw your comment on my blog and had to leave you a little note--I'll be back! xoxo

Puddock said...

Well, I love slugs, especially the big black ones, so I am thrilled to see someone thinking them worthy of a work of art :)