shake it off and start a new chapter..
30x40cm (12×16 inches) painting with no caption (any ideas?)
I have always told my artworks are my feelings but it is hard to express through commissioned work where I’m more concentrating on likeness of the subject .. so today I took a day off everything and sat down with my own thoughts.. at last you can see progress from A-Z as I never really show it..
so.. sketch it..
then paint over thin layer of backgrounds colour
then refine edges of subject, block a little in and paint more background
looks messy I know..
It has never been so hard to say bye bye to people I met just 3 days ago.. I have never heard so many inspiring sweet words about myself and work I do!
“..never change Nadina, stay the way you are ..” – said Wally Hennessey… I will not.. I don’t want to change .
Heather Vitale, Roger Huston, Anthony Butt, Wally Hennessey, Steve Wolf – living legends and just wonderful people! All the cream in one cup at our little track at times it didn’t feel I’m in Parmarnock at all.. the whole weekend was unreal! . It finally made me cry as I was leaving the track last night, when will I meet them again? Well. . I hope soon, now I gotta make it the states! Still eyes full of emotions as writing the lines, so nice to know there are your soulmates across the pond
Thanks to the Delaney family for this opportunity, thigs I learned and heard in these few days is more than someone can only wish for! This would never happen without your passionate work organising the Weekend in memory of your brother Vincent! He’s proud of you up there ..!
don’t think I’m lazy guys if not posting here, I’m busy, working days and nights sorting and editing photos for my dear customers, doing some design work and computing things.. ! well it’s pretty hard to go inside and work in pretty dark (othervice I can’t see my screen) while it’s beautiful sunny outside, but has to be done 🙂 next two weeks will be tough as I have big plan to finish most of work I have.. very busy August for me too.. Starting with annual SOCK charity show, then Ladbrokes Vincent Delaney Memorial Racing Weekend, one or two days of RDS, then one week of teaching photography at Latvian culture summer camp “3X3” for which I have to prepare all materials.. not to mention I have guests
apologies to all who is waiting on their commissions and photoshoots being finished! doing my best !
finally dates confirmed! I am going to Dusseldorf and Malaga in June!
landing in Düsseldorf on 9th June, departing to Malaga on 13th
I have some free time while there and will be happy to visit you and your horses for some photos and chat 🙂
Great opportunity to do portraits for painting commissions!
PM for details: email@example.com
At last I can show this painting to the world.
Last year while visiting Meadowbranch stud, I’ve spotted one absolutely charismatic horsey face, and it was HIM, wonderful and successful stallion Sable Matters, 1991 (by Matts Scooter and Sable B)
he have been all over the world racing and producing top class racers, he definitely knows he is priceless, as most of respectable age stallions would know.
at his age of 22 he was full of life enjoying his retirement in his own green field and 5* stables in Meadowbranch.
while ago I have been asked to do a painting of him racing for the leading Irish trainer William Flanagan’s birthday, and of course it meaned to me a lot!
BUT. Sable Matters didn’t race for many many years and his photos and videos of racing are all archived somewhere.. so the search began..
After sending few emails around the world I have been provided with amazing photo of him racing in 1995 in America, thanks to the super helpful people over there, much appreciated!
then the main task was to paint different driver with different colors on. it means different position and whole silhouette.
here my reference pictures are, and the big work began…
I Idid it!
This morning got the message from William’s daughters, telling me that birthday man was speechless receiving his birthday present and I must say it means the world for me as an artist!
Happy Birthday William!
wind of changes and life is going up 🙂
Ironia Art now will be represented by The Doorway Gallery
Yippeee! It feels like I’m doing something right, as this invitation was a little unexpected for me, thanks to my fans spreading the word! 10 paintings now gone to the framers and soon will be displayed at the gallery.
the other thing is that my prices will also grow pretty soon! so if you are thinking to make a commission, you have chance to get if for old price til the end of this month (of course securing it with deposit)
more info here : http://ironia-art.com/make-a-commission/
Nadina is over the moon 🙂 Love you all and even more I love your horses!! ♥ ♥ ♥
Huge thanks to team of photographers: Siobhan, Art, Alex and Lauris for all hard work at the very busy event!
you are stars and special thanks for your patience Lauris and Alex 🙂
70GB and over 10 000 photos
Saturday was extremely long day which for some of us last over 20 hours
personally my alarm was set up for 5am and I finished shooting last championship at 1am and was in bed around 2am.. not to mention that Sunday for some of us was hard day due to sleepless hours and overall tiredness.
even if Sunday show finished around 6, we were at home at midnight.
Despite dizzy brain of tiredness I have enjoyed the show and met new, wonderful people and some very impressive horses!
loved to have a chat with fans of my arts and hear compliments. hopefully over 200 cards taken will bring me good few customers 🙂
All photographs will be available on Equifestival.com website