A blog from the painting studio of E J Lazenby BA(hons), QTFE(2), ASEA

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DAY 17 30/30 days


30 Paintings in 30 days

PERSONAL CHALLENGE

DAY 17

Patience

Patience

17th August 2013

10 x 14″ approx

oils on canvas panel

AVAILABLE – £85

Artist E J Lazenby

Today was the third day of a workshop in acrylics – my students wanted to paint a horse with a shiny coat, so I suggested that we worked on one image together, each of us producing our own painting so that I could support them with colour mixing and order of procedure of layers and detail…

I have called this painting ‘Patience’….. My reference image showed a handler chatting on his mobile as his pony waited patiently by his side. I have changed the colours, lighting and composition as well as losing a complex and distracting background of spectators at The Great Yorkshire Show. My intention was to create an expectant look in the pony’s eye, an extra glossy coat, limited colour palette and a quiet atmosphere very removed from my original reference… The other reason I have given this painting this title was that I usually work more quickly and fluently on a piece, and I had to rein-back my urge to paint onwards, and exert a little ‘patience’ of my own so that none of my students felt the pressures of time or were left behind…. Maybe I should call this piece ‘Patience Doubled’?

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Low resolution images are used for each painting day, this is to help to prevent unauthorised usage and downloading,  hence the colours may vary slightly from that of the original.
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DAY 16 30/30 days


30 Paintings in 30 days

PERSONAL CHALLENGE

DAY 16

Evening Call

Evening Call

16th August 2013
Day 16

‘Evening Call’  – by Roxanne Gooderham
30cm x 30cm
Oil on box canvas

AVAILABLE £90 + p&p

Email: roxygooderham@hotmail.co.uk

Todays painting is all about experimenting and looking at light. I took this photo when I went on a weeks painting workshop with the Society of Equestrian Artists this year. This horse was one of our models and I spent  a lot of time with them in the evenings taking lots of photos. I love the way the evening sun shines through his tail like liquid gold. I’ve never really portrayed light like this in a painting before and I have to agree with Jane that painting light is so satisfying. I still have a long way to go but think I’m slowly getting there in achieving the effect.

In this painting I’m also beginning to look at combining the figurative with abstract. The houses in the hills in the background have been simplified and are represented by creating abstract block shapes. I’m also starting to look at different effects I can create using the oils which can be seen on the left hand side. I have used this effect a few times during the challenge and I believe it gives a dream like quality to my work which I’m really enjoying using. I think I could take this further. The way I have portrayed the horse is also a lot softer than some of my other pieces and as a whole I think it all works well.

Low resolution images are used for each painting day, this is to help to prevent unauthorised usage and downloading,  hence the colours may vary slightly from that of the original.
 A higher resolution image is available to view if you may be interested in purchase.
 Please contact Roxanne on the above email for further details.
Thank you for following our progress on this creative journey,
all comments and support gratefully received……..

DAY 15 30/30 days


30 Paintings in 30 days

PERSONAL CHALLENGE

DAY 15

Green Grass Of Home

Green Grass Of Home

15th August 2013

10 x 14″ approx

oils on canvas panel

RESERVED FOR OWNERS VIEWING

Artist E J Lazenby

The bright sun is creating a mirror like gleam on this bay horses glossy coat… I love the way that the highlight swirls and dances over his shoulders and hips… The wind ruffles his mane but he never lifts his head from the sweet tasting grass……

I’ve tried to paint this piece quite broadly, the wet paint is still shining in the above photograph, I’m being more immediate and decisive with my colour mixes and my application of the paint on the canvas.

 

We are now half way through the painting challenge, my, how time has flown….Can I let you into a conversation I had with Roxanne this morning?

RG/ “Hmm, I think I’m getting obsessed with painting. Words cannot describe how much I enjoy it! Every one I do is a challenge!”

JL/  “It’s ace isn’t it? I was dreaming new paintings last night! “

RG/ “Its a wonderful feeling 🙂 x”

 

When you can immerse yourself in creativity, imagination and inspiration, have the motivation and mentality to keep on going despite what else is happening around you, to have what you create admired and adored by others….. this must be what we could call a ‘Dream Job’…..?

 

 

 Purchases available through Paypal or by personal cheque.

Deposit secures. Installment plan available.
If you are interested in making a purchase, please contact me either by text or email.
Text:  07974 404765     email:  arrkidd@yahoo.co.uk
Paintings are sold on a first come, first served basis
 
 
Low resolution images are used for each painting day, this is to help to prevent unauthorised usage and downloading,  hence the colours may vary slightly from that of the original.
 A higher resolution image is available to view if you may be interested in purchase.
 Please contact me for further details.
 
 
 
Thank you for following my progress on this creative journey,
all comments and support gratefully received……..

DAY 14 30/30 days


30 Paintings in 30 days

PERSONAL CHALLENGE

DAY 14

Day 14

Day 14

14th August 2013
‘Rikki’ – by Roxanne Gooderham

30.5cm x 25cm, 12″ x 10″
Oil on canvas board

SOLD

This photo was donated to Janey and I via our Facebook page. I recognised him straight away! He has the most unique eye I have ever seen. I had previously been commissioned to do a pencil drawing of Rikki by his owner so I jumped at the chance to try and portray him in oils, just to see if I could do it.

I am so pleased with the outcome. I particularly enjoyed creating the light on his coat which helps highlight all the veins on his face. I also decided to make the background slightly more different rather than just blocking it in with one colour.

Email: roxygooderham@hotmail.com

 

Low resolution images are used for each painting day, this is to help to prevent unauthorised usage and downloading,  hence the colours may vary slightly from that of the original.
 A higher resolution image is available to view if you may be interested in purchase.
 Please contact Roxanne on the above email for further details.
Thank you for following our progress on this creative journey,
all comments and support gratefully received……..

DAY 13 30/30 days


30 Paintings in 30 days

PERSONAL CHALLENGE

DAY 13

Mes Amis

Mes Amis

13th August 2013

10 x 14″ approx

oils on canvas panel

AVAILABLE – £85

Artist E J Lazenby

It’s all about colour and light… These horses are taking a brief break from performing in the main indoor arena at Equicirque’s ‘Adrenaline’….. Lorenzo was working another group of his horses and this small group amazed me – all fire and spirit when performing, yet they instantly switched off and looked like a group of old donkey’s the second Lorenzo turned his back. They also has a strict pecking order between them and there was lots of grimacing and flicking of ears till they had sorted themselves into their working order….

Both blue and golden yellow spotlights were used in the performance, giving their pure white coats a beautiful and surreal colour which I have further enhanced. Originally there was another horse in the composition, but I removed him and felt the resulting image was more balanced…. I would recommend Equicirque to any of you horse loving speed freaks – it was very entertaining!

‘Mes Amis’ became the title after some thought about Lorenzo’s origins and those of the horses, plus after observing the horses and a herd, I could see the close bond they had, both with each other and with their masterful owner, Lorenzo…..

 Purchases available through Paypal or by personal cheque.

Deposit secures. Installment plan available.
If you are interested in making a purchase, please contact me either by text or email.
Text:  07974 404765     email:  arrkidd@yahoo.co.uk
Paintings are sold on a first come, first served basis
Low resolution images are used for each painting day, this is to help to prevent unauthorised usage and downloading,  hence the colours may vary slightly from that of the original.
 A higher resolution image is available to view if you may be interested in purchase.
 Please contact me for further details.
Thank you for following my progress on this creative journey,
all comments and support gratefully received……..

DAY 12 30/30 days


30 Paintings in 30 days

PERSONAL CHALLENGE

DAY 12

Side Saddle Study

Side Saddle Study

12th August 2013
‘Side Saddle Study’ by Roxanne Gooderham

Watercolour pencil, charcoal and graphite pencil on watercolour paper

AVAILABLE – £35 + P&P

Email: roxygooderham@hotmail.com

I knew before I began this challenge that there would be days when I couldn’t physically get to my studio and produce an oil painting. Today is one of those days! Unfortunately the day job has had to take priority and I have had to go on a training day so in turn have lost a full day painting.

I know you’re all probably thinking  “but that’s a black horse not a grey or a bay!”  Well you’d be absolutely right. I have wanted to paint this beautiful Cob for a while  and hope to paint her in oils in the future and seeing as though I only have a black and sepia watercolour pencil at home along with a pencil and charcoal, I have had to use what I have so have opted to paint her for today. I adore using mixed media in this way. I really feel like more of ‘me’ is coming through. The style is loose and steps away from the photographic paintings I have recently been producing allowing me to explore a different feel and style. I hope to apply this method of working more into my oil paintings

Low resolution images are used for each painting day, this is to help to prevent unauthorised usage and downloading,  hence the colours may vary slightly from that of the original.
 A higher resolution image is available to view if you may be interested in purchase.
 Please contact Roxanne on the above email for further details.
Thank you for following our progress on this creative journey,
all comments and support gratefully received……..

DAY 11 30/30 days


30 Paintings in 30 days

PERSONAL CHALLENGE

DAY 11

Study of Quest

Study of Quest

11th August 2013

 8″ sq – 30cm sq approx

oils on canvas panel

SOLD

Artist E J Lazenby

I have invited people to send in photos of their own bay or grey horses to give both Roxanne and myself some new inspiration to work from… This lovely chap in the painting, Quest, was one of the images sent in by his owner.

I’m sure that Roxanne will agree with me when I say you know within seconds of seeing an image, whether it is something you would like to work from…. I’d say I chose this image within 3 seconds, drawn to the heightened colour and the possibility of working broader and looser with the brush, AND it has my most favourite colour combinations of purple / orange / blue colour mixes. I’ve really enjoyed a quiet studio day creating this gorgeous horses portrait, and I’m delighted to report that his owner loves the result and the painting is now sold.

If you want your horses to be our artists muse, email images to the below email address and we will give careful consideration to all submitted – no obligation to purchase if we paint from your image, but you will be offered first refusal on the artwork before it is offered to public sale……

 Purchases available through Paypal or by personal cheque.

Deposit secures. Installment plan available.
If you are interested in making a purchase, please contact me either by text or email.
Text:  07974 404765     email:  arrkidd@yahoo.co.uk
Paintings are sold on a first come, first served basis
Low resolution images are used for each painting day, this is to help to prevent unauthorised usage and downloading,  hence the colours may vary slightly from that of the original.
 A higher resolution image is available to view if you may be interested in purchase.
 Please contact me for further details.
Thank you for following my progress on this creative journey,
all comments and support gratefully received……..

DAY 10 30/30 days


30 Paintings in 30 days

PERSONAL CHALLENGE

DAY 10

Lustitano ~Pair

Lustitano Pair

10th August 2013
‘Lusitano Pair’ by Roxanne Gooderham

30.5cm x 25cm, 12″ x 10″
Oil on canvas board

AVAILABLE – £85 + p&p

Not only one horse today folks but TWO in one painting! I have come to the conclusion that I must be mad! Anyway so these beautiful Lusitanos are taken from yet another photo by Jane Lazenby taken at the Great Yorkshire Show. They are just two of many horses owned by Lorenzo. I am always so in awe of this stunning breed. The way they carry their heads, the way they move. They are just magic to watch! I haven’t been lucky enough to see Lorenzo for real but I definitely hope I get to see his spectacular display one day. And when that day comes I’ll be there armed with my camera!

I really enjoyed creating this piece. I like the contrasts between the grey on the left and the fleabitten grey on the right. I have again introduced subtle blues, purples and yellows and even red into the fleabitten grey. Maybe in my next grey horse piece I could make these colours more vibrant maybe? I know this one is photographic in style again but I find that doing this kind of work now and again does actually help me to understand how to apply oil in a more ‘traditional’ way. Learning from this method of working then allows me to push forward with my more experimental pieces.

Email: roxygooderham@hotmail.com

 

Low resolution images are used for each painting day, this is to help to prevent unauthorised usage and downloading,  hence the colours may vary slightly from that of the original.
 A higher resolution image is available to view if you may be interested in purchase.
 Please contact Roxanne on the above email for further details.
Thank you for following our progress on this creative journey,
all comments and support gratefully received……..

DAY 9 30/30 days


30 Paintings in 30 days

PERSONAL CHALLENGE

DAY 09

Calm Before The Storm

Calm Before The Storm

9th August 2013

11.75 x 8.25″ – 30 x 21cm approx

oils on canvas panel

SOLD

Artist E J Lazenby

It’s all about colour and light… A young event horse quietly and very calmly waiting his turn in the arena, closing his eyes against the brightness of the sun yet still remaining in soft submission to his rider, his ears constantly flicking – drinking in the sounds and the hustle and bustle around him… the sort of horse I’d like to be sat on rather than the highly strung creatures upset by a five minute wait…. The moment in time that my camera captured a number of photographs of this lovely animal led to the title ‘Calm Before The Storm’, as he then blitzed his way around the show jumping arena, jumping clear, then produced a 0-60 mph gallop, impressing the judges to lie a very respectable third in the 5 year old division…..

I was inspired to paint this piece when I visited Bramham International Horse Trials earlier this year and took a number of reference photographs. I’m enjoying finding my compositions by cropping my photographs tighter and tighter. This horse was in fact a beautifully marked skewbald (brown and white patches), but so I could squeeze him into this painting challenge, I creatively altered his base colour!

 Purchases available through Paypal or by personal cheque.

Deposit secures. Installment plan available.
If you are interested in making a purchase, please contact me either by text or email.
Text:  07974 404765     email:  arrkidd@yahoo.co.uk
Paintings are sold on a first come, first served basis
Low resolution images are used for each painting day, this is to help to prevent unauthorised usage and downloading,  hence the colours may vary slightly from that of the original.
 A higher resolution image is available to view if you may be interested in purchase.
 Please contact me for further details.
Thank you for following my progress on this creative journey,
all comments and support gratefully received……..

DAY 8 30/30 days


30 Paintings in 30 days

PERSONAL CHALLENGE

DAY 08

Best In Show

Best In Show

8th August 2013

‘Best In Show’  – by Roxanne Gooderham
30cm x 30cm
Acrylic and Oil on box canvas

AVAILABLE £90 + p&p

Email: roxygooderham@hotmail.com

As you all probably know by now i have a soft spot for heavy horses. I adore everything about them! So for Day 08 I couldn’t resist painting another. Would you believe that this Clydesdale is the exact same one i painted for day 02?! I had left out the sash on my first painting of him and his mane was so wild you couldn’t actually see his head dress. Taken from another one of Jane Lazenby’s photos from Emley Show, Huddersfield, here he appears much calmer. Although he didn’t win the class in reality, from this painting he looks like he could have had all the qualities of a ‘best in show’ entrant if he had not gotten over excited as he did!

For me this painting is the best one I have produced so far in the challenge. Here I’ve had to deal with light and the shine on the horses coat, something I have struggled with in the past but appear to be slowly getting to grips with  the introductions of colours I wouldn’t have dreamt of applying before.

Low resolution images are used for each painting day, this is to help to prevent unauthorised usage and downloading,  hence the colours may vary slightly from that of the original.
 A higher resolution image is available to view if you may be interested in purchase.
 Please contact Roxanne on the above email for further details.
Thank you for following our progress on this creative journey,
all comments and support gratefully received……..