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Saturday, 6 June 2009

Belmont's Tail End. Racing drawing.

pARTied, had a smashing time and no headache to nurse!!!

"Belmont's Tail End"
Graphite on Paper 36x20 cm (14'x8')
Sheona Hamilton-Grant. All rights reserved

Went to a virtual art pARTy organised and hosted by fellow artists Kim Santini, Linda Shantz .

This simply means one reference pic, one day to produce an inspired piece of work and another day to peek at all the variations on a theme provided by the other participants.

This pARTy's reference picture was provide by photographer Juliet Harrison.

These are great challenges, especially for someone like me who likes to work too slowly.
With such a short dead-line you have to simplify and work loose and ....speed up!
Went for the first thing I saw: the bay horses eye and dilated nostril.
The diagonal composition emerged from there.
Sketched down a few lines (in ink would you believe!) picked up a 2B Derwent and got scribbling on Strathmore Bristol Smooth( 300 series).
Loaded The Killers into the hi-fi and swung into action.

Spent a little too long on the whole process (5 hours) but then again that's what usually happens at a good party right?


Dors said...

Sounds very exciting.
Your work is lovely. I enjoy visiting your blog.

Sheona Hamilton Grant said...

Thank you much Doreen. A warm welcome to Black on Grey on White.

Laure Ferlita said...

What a great challenge and I LOVE the finished piece!

You sound like me with the going too slow part. I've found that these types of challenges really do make a difference in my daily work.

Elizabeth McCrindle said...

Love your version....I was the same usually takes me much longer to complete something, especially involving horses. Just goes to show it's mind over matter :)

Caio Fernandes said...

hi Sheona !! your work is just beaultiful.

Sheona Hamilton Grant said...

Elizabeth: thank you we "flashed"for the same bonny chap... what is it they say about great minds?
Caio: a very warm Ola, welcome and thank you:)

Arti said...

Read about the virtual party..your entry drawing is great,as always!Its always stimulating to participate in such friendly platforms.May be I will create something too.

Shirley said...

Loved returning the visit and getting to read about your virtual art pARTy. Your work is breathtakingly beautiful.