Wednesday, December 31, 2008

BLACK ON WHITE Friesian graphite drawing

I decided to start the new year with the elegance of Black On White. Many years ago, I worked exclusively in graphite, and despite the medium's delicacy and unforgiving nature, I loved working in shades of grey. One of my art teachers told me that one day, I would discover colour and never look back, and he was right - for the most part. Eventually, I moved on to watercolour and loved it, but every so often, I still get the urge to get out the graphite pencils and work in a black and white world. I couldn't resist drawing this Friesian, my first new Horse Drawing of the New Year, in graphite.
Heather Anderson

Monday, December 1, 2008

Sleigh Bells

December is upon us, and this year, we have snow already. When we first moved to the village we live in, there were a lot of horse people living here, and sometimes in winter, you could see people driving past in their sleighs. It was lovely to hear the sound of sleigh bells approaching. One winter, with a borrowed driving horse and sleigh, I tried my hand at driving, and it was wonderful. This Colored Pencil painting, "Sleighbells" with a willing Morgan and delighted Shelties brings back happy memories of that winter.
Heather Anderson