Friday, 25 June 2010
The ebay auction of 'Waiting' finished yesterday, reaching £91 in the end which I was very pleased with! The second of these small postcard sized paintings went on ebay last night, a little painting of Magic, a beautiful Dales stallion from the Nipna Stud not far from here. I never ever ever tire of painting the Nipna ponies, they are just so wonderful! You can find the auction here.
Commissioned work continues to keep me busy, I am very lucky to have some really gorgeous horses to paint at the moment!
Posted by Laura Barber-Riley at 07:57
Saturday, 19 June 2010
Here's a slightly better photo of 'Waiting'. I think the colours in reality are somewhere between this photo and the last one I shared!
Bids are currently up to £22, there is no reserve and the auction ends on Thursday 24th June at 7:10pm UK time.
Link to the auction here. If you know anyone who might be interested please pass on the word!
Posted by Laura Barber-Riley at 09:43
Thursday, 17 June 2010
I have decided to create more postcard sized paintings, the first of which is pictured above: 'Waiting', 7" x 5" oil on canvas board. You might recognise the subject, I have painted him before!
I am really busy with commissions at the moment which is fantastic, but means I miss having the time to work on my own paintings... little postcard sized things I can tinker with while I'm waiting for commissions to dry between layers etc though so they fit quite nicely into my schedule! I was lucky enough to purchase several of Sally Martin's little 7x5 oils as part of her 100 paintings in 100 days and I just love them! Was interesting hearing how much Sally felt her 100 little paintings had taught her; with a baby and a toddler to run after I sadly don't have the time to commit to such a big project but I hope to churn out one a week or so and use them primarily as trials for bigger painting ideas. They'll all be sold on ebay with bids starting at 1p- I figure the ones that make the most are likely to be the ones worth doing on a bigger scale!
Just need to get a decent photo of this little polo pony to list him on ebay with, proving tricky as ever!