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portrait of Rumba

Commissioned portrait Fox Field Rumba 12×12″ (30x30cm) Acrylic on Canvas Fox Field Rumba portrait of elegant Rumba is finished and is already gone to it's loving home ūüôā Please share if you like it xx Posted by Ironia Art & … Continue reading

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Little Hoofs session

Sunday¬† I was doing advertising session for Little Hoofs Ireland mobile parties, and I was how¬† clever¬† Falabella¬† horses are! This little poser Flash¬† has got a patience of a big¬† horse! half day of grooming, then¬† loads of¬† kids … Continue reading

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editing pics

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we always learn something new every day! I’m working¬† daily in Photoshop since¬† 2005 or so, and¬† I know I’m not using¬† it’s all features. I love¬† to stay on basics and not overdoing¬† photos, as¬† overphotoshopped pictures look weird … Continue reading

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2012 Summary

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I must say¬† big thank you to all my customers, fans and friends for amazing support this year and I wish you all prosperous NEW 2013 YEAR! This was a BIG year¬† for Ironia Art! In 2012 we started to … Continue reading

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Just before it’s Christmas

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it seems I’m booked¬†¬† with¬† different¬† things till the end of year.¬† some¬† commissions to paint, some nameplates to paint either, and loads of photographs to do. 18th of November my¬† work will be displayed at Christmas market¬† in Drogheda, … Continue reading

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squirrel :)

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I know it’s funny¬† but I feel like¬† crazy squirrel in a wheel ūüôā I¬† go to bed early mornings and I start¬† work¬† when lazy¬† winter sun is up in my window. these days I did some painting work, … Continue reading

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days 16 &17

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Can’t believe I did¬† drawing, I found I didn’t¬† to¬† graphite¬† for¬† many years .. probably it’s really¬† now time to return it to my list of ToDo’s ūüôā unbelievably hard to¬† scan¬† graphite¬† with no reflection of light.. this … Continue reading

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Days 12- 13 8×8″

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day¬† 12 was my¬† night 2 hour painting.¬† amazing¬† reference picture of¬† Dogo Argentino names Akira 8×8 inches on canvas panel. sketchy 8×8″ black and white study.. and it’s Day 13 “cool down” got blind to see any detail on … Continue reading

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Logo design

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I’m quiet¬† happy¬† with this simple logo for colleague¬† in Cork Denisa. she does brilliant photography and also¬† she does paint horses.  

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Day 11 (mare and foal)

another¬† quick painting¬† on canvas panel 10×14 inches. I called it Lunchtime.. loved shiny¬† bums on reference picture from¬† Lynn (USA)

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Day 10

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with some delay but I’m finished my¬† day 10 painting ūüôā Quarter horse 12×12 inches¬† on stretched canvas

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The edge of seasons

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one beautiful busy weekend of photography, amazing people and their horses. it started on Saturday when I had day out with Fingal Harriers in Kilbride Co.Meath, there they held their first run of¬† hunting season 2012/13. we’ve got spoiled by … Continue reading

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Day 9

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another¬† quick painting, 8×8″ on canvas panel.

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Day 8 (Schnauzer)

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Day 8 and here doggie comes.. this is my own the best and the most loved pup Dinamunde Only Orlanda posing for me in stubble field few weeks ago. what I must say as I didn’t practice dogs, I say … Continue reading

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Day 7 (updated)

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12×16 inches “chestnut summer” today’s work is done, I love it.¬† and need to update picture¬† tomorrow, as need to¬† do it in daylight tho ūüôā morning sometimes give us fresh¬† view on things..¬† didn’t like eye, and got¬† few … Continue reading

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Day 6

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so here is¬† day 6¬† of my¬† personal challenge. quick monochrome painting, spent around one hour doing¬† this. 8×8 inches on canvas panel. PRE Andalusian

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Day 5

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what to say today? I just did it ūüôā quick¬† few hour painting of warmblood foal 9.5 x 12¬† inches on¬† canvas¬† panel

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Day 4

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Another monochrome study of¬† light. Another¬† quick¬† job done. “Blue Sunset” I can imagine this¬† horse looking back to¬† gallops in some cool evening.. 14×10 inches¬† acrylic on canvas panel  

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Day 3

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Black and¬† white day three ūüôā It’s been a long time since I did something black and¬† white, except photography¬† of course. once again it¬† made me miss pencil drawings in college ūüôā definitely¬† must do more monochrome paintings soon, … Continue reading

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Day 2

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Painting number two is here for my¬† challenge of 100. Very special character warmblood horse Vinald,¬† he now lives¬† in Bavaria (Germany). This¬† piece I did in few hours, even if it’s small I managed to do¬† good amount of … Continue reading

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Day 1

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it’s probably time to begin this¬†¬† marathon! I can’t promise¬† it will be one day¬† for one painting, but I will really do my best! This tiny¬† portrait now is ready to see daylight. Reference picture was sitting¬† very long … Continue reading

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Christmas time?

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Only¬† few month till Christmas.¬† I am now taking commissions for Christmas presents. Original paintings¬† for sale, nameplates for your or friend’s¬† horses’ stable doors,¬† fine art prints¬† on canvas and¬† paper, mounted and¬† framed …and more and more all¬† … Continue reading

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JF Pignon

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Unbelievable week behind. In¬† 2005¬† when I¬† first met¬† Jean¬† Francois Pignon and watched his fantastic¬† show in empty¬†¬† dark arena, perfect¬† theatrical light and¬† mystical Celtic¬† music I¬† found so many new things¬† for myself and¬† horses¬† around me…¬† … Continue reading

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Ballynahowen Eamon

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so it’s finished ūüôā Sponsored painting for Performance Connemara show in East, reserve champion¬† Ballynahowen Eamon (owner ¬† Rebecca O’Connel) I love to¬† hang¬† paintings on the wall and take fresh look at them before they¬† go to¬† their new … Continue reading

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Busy time

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from show to show, prints, designs, paintings, all computer and¬† outdoor¬† works summer¬† is almost at the end..¬† where it’s¬† gone?¬† ah¬† forgot¬† we live in Ireland, but can’t complain, I got my¬† shoulders brown this year ūüôā had brilliant¬†¬† … Continue reading

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Prize for connemara

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Spent brilliant day at¬† Performance Connemara show in East¬† last Saturday. Sunny¬† day¬† with some¬† heavy¬† showers and storms¬† were brilliant¬† for photography, atmosphere was great and horses¬†¬† did well. as I mentioned¬†¬† earlier I offered¬†¬† prize – painting of¬† … Continue reading

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painting update

at last I’m done¬†¬† with¬† portrait¬† of¬† gorgeous¬† Wiggy – Dutch¬† warmblood.¬† such an elegant¬† man!

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Logo

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new life to old things ūüôā this logo I did few years ago, now stables moved to new place, so name of it is changed.¬† interesting is that¬†¬† for logo I used¬† portrait of¬†¬†¬† one flashy mare I used to … Continue reading

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life goes on

things¬† happen every single day.. last week¬† we moved into¬† new family¬† house with lovely garden and new¬† sunny¬† place for¬† my studio.. after¬† few days of happiness¬† I got sore fracture of my¬† left hand¬† finger.. yes I’m left … Continue reading

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Irish soccer :)

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so if it’s¬† pure Irish¬† weather there is nothing¬† to do, only to¬†¬† find¬† way to enjoy it.¬† so¬† did we¬† both¬† with my¬†¬† gorgeous¬† dog Only, who is¬† real soccer player ūüôā

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Nameplates

some people keep asking¬† if¬†¬† nameplates I do are¬† available¬† with their¬† own¬† horse. ofcoure my¬† friends ūüôā¬† here is one of recent¬†¬† nameplates I did for¬† beautiful gray lad Butler. I was¬†¬† sponsoring¬†¬† Best Turnout competition at¬† Coilog Int. … Continue reading

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Sponsorship

Proud to announce¬† I’m going to be sponsor of¬† Performance Connemara Show in East on July¬† 28th I will be presenting fantastic prize – original painting! Show Page Also I will be doing¬† sponsorship¬† at Royal Trim Show I did¬†¬† … Continue reading

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Design

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just finished¬† poster¬† for¬† my¬† lovely ex yard¬† far far away in Latvia. I wish I was there¬† for¬† great¬† showjumping day and¬† a lot of¬† fun with my friends ūüôā  

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