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Friday, 27 April 2012

Kalaglowa.

(Picture shaking head) In my perfect disorganisation I've managed to leave this aristocratic grey mares' story under wraps - unintentionally .
Readers of my newsletter have been introduced but many of you have not... Apologies

This is Kalaglowa, also referred to as Kali.
A thoroughbred with no speed and a tricky character.
Traits that pretty much mapped out an uncertain future.
One day (like in all fairytales) Kalli was seen by someone who instantly wanted to connect with the young hectic grey mare.
Kali's future changed.
Kali was taken in, loved and  cared for ...  unconditionally.
Sadly she passed away last year, her health having let her down.
Her owners unconditional love did not follow her over the rainbow bridge but took a wee turn and came into my studio.
Kalli's presence was to live on, immortalised in a portrait.
Both the grey mare and my scribble friends connected and spent a few weeks in each others company, retracing her life and more importantly getting to the bottom of understanding the devotion she instigated.

R.I.P Kalli.



Kalaglowa
Pencil on Paper
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Sheona Hamilton-Grant. All rights reserved.



Monday, 16 April 2012

The Hug, new drawing off the board!


Millions and millions of years would still not give me half enough time to describe that tiny instant of all eternity when you put your arms around me and I put my arms around you.
~Jacques Prévert~



The Hug
Pencil on Paper
52x40 cm
Sheona Hamilton-Grant. All rights reserved



The Hug.

A wee bit of "soul balm".
One of life's most precious moments.
A gentle greeting wrapping two worlds in one blanket of emotion.


This latest drawing took me on a 4 month roller coaster ride.
The bar was set high: achieve better mastery of my pencils without loosing the one ingredient that ties it all together: soul.
Weeks, days, hours of nail bitting soul searching scribbling.

Signed.

I hope you enjoy!


Saturday, 7 April 2012

The CAG 14th Virtual Art Show now online

Bismarck
Pencil on Paper
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Sheona Hamilton-Grant. All rights reserved.


The 14th CAG Virtual art show "Old Friends" is now live (well since Sunday)!

If you have a moment to grab a warm cup of tea (or coffee) please do so to Come on over to check out some nice and original canine art!
Have a wee browse, treat yourself to a special canine moment, choose a favourite and tell your friends.

All portrayed canines have marked and shaped someones life forever.
The quality and variety of the art displayed is enough to make the coldest of hearts smile.

My entry Bismarck was a well loved and special canine friend, who swept all in his way with boisterous happy tail wags and this for well over 15 years.
Hearing that the passed away 3 days after my portrait of his smiling face was hung did wipe the smile off my face!

Having said this be sure to add a smile to your day and warm your heart by viewing the newest canine art here on the Canine Art Guild website http://www.canineartguild.com/gallery/!