every time I am planning to do something more I realize I don’t have time for all my plans go live 🙂 Yes I do complain about lack of time and at the same time I am bad workaholic trying to use every single minute to paint, to sketch, to edit, to email and reply.. since I have customers from all over the world things are getting more exciting as no matter if I have early morning or insomnia at 3am I always have somebody online to chat 🙂
Now summer has arrived and it means I live from show to show. no much time for painting, but I wish I had a bit more as I have so many beautiful reference pictures sitting in folders.. also photoshoot files are sitting unedited. thank you dear customers being so patient! 🙂
my personal challenge is going extremely slow too.. 40 pieces to go and it seems it will take me forever 🙂 I have two commissions in progress, one big piece sketched out and something else I can’t even count all the amount of things in ToDo folder 🙂 latest painting for 100 paintings is 12×12 inches
double Derrochon 🙂 from my Spanish trip in back in March
even if my challenge didn’t go one painting a day in 100 days in row, I am absolutely happy with what I have learned so far and learned to start and finish piece in few hours.
I love acrylics for that!
since 1st of January this year I did not have any free weekend, it means every single weekend I work. lol I work 7 days a week, but I chose it myself, so shame to complain!
next free weekend seems will be only at the end of July if nobody books their show in.
well few shows I have attended were not my shows I am booked for, went only as press photographer but enjoyed every single moment of spending time shooting world’s best eventing riders.
Badminton Horse Trials was just WOW! I had chance to try this beautifuyl brand new car for having a look at Cross country course:
and weather was amazing too!
here is London Olympic games winner Michael Jung (Germany)
I was cheering up he wins, but another great rider won the show 🙂
his dressage test was test of the tests! he got all highest marks for riding! <3
it was pleasure to meet many interesting people, most of them are photographers and journalists with huge experience, having in their pockets Olympic games etc. was nice to get some advice from them too!
at Badminton I took some photos for our local Irish company Waterboy. they produce such a thing, which you can use in the middle of field to wash your horse and even have hot water!!
after returned back home I had amazing photoshoot for riding clothing advertisement, but it has to sit in secret folder until all things are done! 🙂
Pity one of Riding clubs had to cancel their annual summerfest, but luckily I have got another show to do and we spent fabulous day shooting and printing on-site in Kilronan Equestrian Centre. (must scan newspaper with article and my picture in it)
now just finished article about Tatts and even if my PC crashed at lest 10 times this week somehow managed to finish photos too 🙂 all photos in event galleries!
now I’m getting ready for hopefully sunny weekend. planning to visit kennels, bring my PC to fix and two days of harness racing ahead too! yiihaaa!!
now I’m off to garden to catch sunshine 🙂