As many of you are probably aware, I have many animals which share my life and inspire my artwork. I've posted some pictures of a few which are below for you to enjoy. Hope you like them.
Ok so this is one very cheeky little pony, Piglet cant you just tell from his expression! Snow arrived overnight out of the blue and he was a bit "put out" by it though he had a nice thick hedge and some trees to shelter under in his paddock.
And here is me, trying to get my horse, Lady back into the stable after a night out. She was a tad "excited" because of the snowfall!
This year I have had two batches of swallows breeding in the barn,
both by the same parents I believe.
The lhs photo shows the first batch with the rhs photo showing the second, current batch. The same family come back year after year and my gamekeeper friend says that they live for around 5 years. At the moment its like a scene from The Birds trying to muck out etc... with mummy and daddy swallow trying to drive me away!
This collection shows some of my
new ducks which I have had for a few weeks now. The black n white one, Amy is a crossbred whilst the little black one, BP has the most wonderful colours in her wings, which you can just see. The two big girls are Aylesburys, Jemima and Celia. You can just
see Dipstick hiding in the pen!
Isnt this picture just sooo cute, she couldnt keep her eyes open any
more, bless her.
They have all settled in really well now, come when I call and understand what a bit of bread looks like! Dipstick no longer hides in the corner of the pen thank goodness.
Dressage has always fascinated me and a few years ago I used to compete in the lower levels of the sport with my lovely horse. It was therefore only natural for me to want to try and capture some of the movements in my artwork and I show below some of my created images.
Above shows two studies in pencil whilst the images below show work in pen and watercolour with a quirky twist.
All of these images are scanned for greetings cards and the originals are currently for sale. The pencil works are also available as a small mounted print on card. Please do contact me via the web site at http://www.kfsoriginals.co.uk/ if you require any further information.
Work continues gathering and adapting images for my web site upgrade with the aim of keeping it all a fairly simple design and easy to use. It is hoped in the future that I will also have a for sale page with online payment facilities.
And to finish, he we are both in action in the flesh doing a medium trot across the centre line! It was a very hot day and we were allowed to compete without our jackets.
I hope that you have enjoyed reading this short blog. Please do comment and follow. Kind regards Kathy x