Sunday, December 4, 2011

So Gentle

Time on my hands!  Well, time taken out from the art room.  So the need to update my really neglected blog seemed a good idea.  I do try - I think 'now's the day I'm going to blog' - but it doesn't happen.  And it's so nice and sunny and hot, I should really be in the garden!  Ok, will get there after posting this painting I did some time ago.

It's from a photo taken from and given to me with kind permission by Marty.  I cannot sing her praises as both a photographer and an artist enough.  And she is so generous letting me use some of her exquisite images.


December 16 is usually the official start of our holiday period which lasts up until the 2nd week of January.  Lovely hot summery days with time off from my classes, hopefully giving me lots more time to paint.  And to watch cricket.  Last month we hosted Australia and this month it will be Sri Lanka.  Some great cricket action to come.

25 comments:

Dean H. said...

A lot of good things are happening in this painting, Liz! The close crop creates interesting shapes. Love the shadows created by the strands of mane.

martinealison said...

Vous avez beaucoup de chance d'avoir en ce moment un temps chaud... Ici l'hiver commence à s'installer. Bien que cette année nous n'ayons pas à souffrir trop des intempéries...
J'aime beaucoup la manière que vous avez eu de peindre ce cheval. Une certaine pudeur se traduit en lui... Les nuances de couleurs sont intéressantes. J'ai presque envie de le caresser!...
Gros bisous à vous.

VINAYAK DESHMUKH said...

Hi its a lovely painting. I hope you have a great holiday. In India we are also looking forward to some fierce cricketing action in Australia starting soon.
Best wishes,

Marian Fortunati said...

Hi Liz!
Glad you'll have a bit of free time to keep painting and enjoying your cricket!!
I like this unusual look at a beautiful animal. Trying to find an interesting composition is often difficult and you've managed that beautifully!!

Have a wonderful holiday season!

Anthony Duce said...

A wonderful painting.. Nice to see your work, and know you are busy, enjoying life.

ART-TRAVELLER said...

Really very wonderful painting !!!
Have a nice new week !!!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Beautiful
Benny & Lily

Prabal said...

Liz,
Good to hear from you after what seems like a really long time. We need to see such beauties from you more often.

Marty said...

Hello Liz ! I'm so happy to see that beautiful painting ! I'm very proud too that you have choosed one of my photos ! Really great work ! love it
I wish you a wonderful week !
bisous

Marie Theron said...

How nice to work in lovely browns!I love the wonderful pose of the horse too, it leads to an amazing composition, Liz!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I am so happy to hear from you!
This painting is so beautiful.
It makes me so happy to know that you are keeping busy and happy too!
love
tweedles

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Lovely piece Liz.

Darel "Dare" Javier said...

nice piece of artwork. :)

hmuxo said...

Love the cropped version of this horse, Liz! Beautifully painted!

deepazartz said...

This is just Superb, Liz...love the shine:)

Sue Pownall said...

Lovely painting Liz.

Merry Christmas.

Art with Liz said...

Hi Dean, thank you so much. As always your comments are very much appreciated.


Hello Martine and thank you. Keep yourselves nice and warm this Christmas and lots more painting.

Art with Liz said...

Thank you Vinayak for your lovely comment - and enjoy the cricket!!


Dear Marian thank you so much. And have a great Festive Season as well.

Art with Liz said...

Ah Tony, busy busy busy! But that doesn't excuse my lack of blogging. So see you soon!


Thank you so much Art Traveller!

Art with Liz said...

Wonderful Benny and Lily, thanks for your visit.


Hi Prabal and thank you. I think I haven't been blogging that much because of all the computer work I have to do for the art society. So the less time I spend on the compute the better and blogging seems to have taken the hit. But I will try and be a bit better. Have a great holiday.

Art with Liz said...

Dear Marty, you are a photographer supreme! And thank you so much for letting me use your photos as reference - I really loved painting this one.


Hi there Marie! Thank you dear one. Often think of you in your lovely home just north of me. Have a great Christmas and see you soon.

Art with Liz said...

Bless you Tweedles. Big hugs.


Hi there Carol, thank you so much.

Art with Liz said...

Thank you very much Darel!


Hi Hilda, thank you. I am going to start pastel classes next year - always think of you and pastels in one thought!

Art with Liz said...

Thank you so much Deepaz!


Thank you Sue and hope you enjoy your Christmas in the desert!

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