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    Landscape Paintings in Pan Pastels and Pastels Spring Woodland in Llangollen, Wales - Pan Pastels Tumble Down Barn, Essex, - Pastel Edge of Summer , Essex - Pan Pastels Winter View, Essex - Pan Pastels

  • Equestrian Artist | Horse Portraits | Dog Portraits | Clacton | Essex | UK

    Lorna Lancaster ASEA - Equestrian Artist " Having a passion for horses since childhood, I have a compulsive desire to paint them. I'm inspired by the graceful shapes that they create, light and shade, and I see a whole variety of colours in their coats. Having owned several horses and competed in dressage I understand the conformation and movement which gives a horse its character and gracefulness . Dogs have been a part of my life since childhood so I completely understand their different characters, their loyalty and their ability to give us unconditional love - which you can see in their eyes and the enthusiastic greetings they give us when we get home " ​ ​ ​ _______________ ​ ​ ​ I am an established professional UK based equine artist, I accept commissions for pet portraits. I have also sold many horse and dog paintings. ​ I am an Associate Member of the Society of Equestrian Artists and have exhibited in their Annual Horse in Art Exhibition . I also have Horse Paintings for sale. ​ My painting style is a blend of impressionism and realism and my aim is to create a piece of art that is my own representation and captures the character, likeness and movement. I've owned dogs in the past and several horses on and off over the years and specialised and competed in dressage, so I understand the anatomy and the importance of conformation of horses well, so I can portray the subject faithfully. ​ ​ ASEA - Associate Member of the Society of Equestrian Artists. Gold Membership - Professional Artist - Society of All Artists City & Guilds Level 4 PTLLS Teaching Qualification British Display Society Grades 1 and 2 (Window Display) Dog painting tutorial published in SAA's "Paint" magazine Time Lapse Video of a horse portrait - Carlotta - Yearling - pan pastels, pastel pencils and pastels Commission a Portrait I have created many commissioned dog, horse and cat portraits for many satisfied pet owners. Your pastel painting will be: Hand painted. Created using professional quality archival Pan Pastels, pastels, pastel pencils and pastel papers. Created in agreement with your requirements. Created with loving care and bringing out the character and soul of your pet. Carefully custom framed (if required) by a professional Framer using archival materials. Shipped with the utmost attention to packaging to ensure your painting arrives safely. Not just a copy of the photo - but an individual unique artwork created by me from the photo as a reference. Not digital or a print off. Please contact me to discuss commissioning a pet portrait . I have a waiting list so order as soon as possible to secure your place. I can paint from your photo, or if you are local (up to 30 miles from Clacton-On-Sea) I can come and take photos of your horse or dog for a small extra fee. Dog Portraits I have completed many commissioned dog portraits over the years. A dog portrait makes a fabulous gift or memorial portrait. To get a portrait of your dog painted simply send me some photographs and we can discuss your requirements, whether you want a head portrait or full body, framed or unframed. I can also put 2 or more dogs in a portrait . Cat Portraits I have completed many commissioned cat portraits over the years. ​ A cat portrait makes a fabulous gift or memorial portrait. To get a portrait of your cat painted simply send me some photographs and we can discuss your requirements, whether you want a head portrait or full body, framed or unframed. I can also put 2 or more cats in a portrait . Horse Portraits A horse portrait makes a fabulous gift or memorial portrait. To get a portrait of your horse painted simply send me some photographs and we can discuss your requirements, whether you want a head portrait with or without bridle, or full body, framed or unframed, visit my horse gallery for examples. I can create a painting of horse and rider, performing dressage, jumping or eventing, or simply standing with your horse. Purchasing a Painting I have sold many horse dog and cat paintings over the years. I started off on Ebay, and have had work re-sold on through fine art galleries. I now usually sell through online galleries and you can purchase my work either through my galleries on Art2Arts or , Etsy and through social media (links above). These paintings are all created and inspired by photographs I have taken myself for the purpose of painting. Some are from photoshoots I have done for horse, dog and cat owners for a commissioned portrait , and some are from photographs I have taken at horse shows, friends' own stable yards, and friends' dogs and cats. Many of my artworks are pastels, but some are oils on canvas and occasionally I have used acrylic or mixed media. I have a passion for dressage and dressage horses, but enjoy painting any horse dog or cat and it's a privilege to make a living from a combination of commissions and sales of my artwork. * please contact me to discuss a commissioned portrait and likely timescale* ​ ​ Shipping or collection I can send your painting unframed if you wish to arrange your own framing, but I can arrange a bespoke framing service if required. For shipping I use Royal Mail Special Delivery, or Parcel Force if it exceeds the size limits. Please ask for an estimate. ​ I can ship your painting to you anywhere in the UK, alternatively you can collect from me in Clacton-On-Sea, (which is near Colchester, and reasonably easy reach of the Suffolk border) or if you require framing - from the framing shop in Witham. Horse and Dog Art Tutoring and Demos ​ I offer art tutoring specialising in animal art, in person or by email, please contact me to discuss. ​ I was invited by The Society of All Artists invited to submit a tutorial of a Black Labrador Painting which has been published in the November 2021 issue of their Magazine "Paint", read more on my painting process page. ​ If you would like me to do a demo or a workshop for your art society or organisation please contact me ​ ​ ​ ​

  • GALLERIES | Art Gallery | Horses, Dogs, Landscapes | Clacton | Essex | UK

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  • Golden Retriever Dog Portrait Painting

    I took loads of photos of this gorgeous Golden Retriever in the summer and finally got round to painting her using the photograph as a reference. This dog portrait is a pastel painting, which is the main medium I work in. Labradors and Retrievers are one of my favourite breeds to paint, I love their soulful inquisitive and slightly cheeky expressions. I love finding all the colours I can see in a dog's coat and I particularly love to paint dogs from photos taken in bright sunshine as you get far more of a 3D effect. I can paint your dog from your own photos, or if you are not too far away I can come and take photos for you. If you would like a painting of your dog I accept commissions, so please do feel free to get in touch to discuss your requirements.

  • Dog Painting Tutorial

    My method of painting is pretty much freehand, as I know horses and dogs characteristics so very well after years of painting different breeds, colours and horses that perform different disciplines - dressage, showjumping, eventing and showing. Knowing the anatomy means proportions, musclulature and positioning of eyes and ears etc are correct. When creating a horse, dog or cat painting I start by sketching the subject onto the paper then usually move on to straight on to the eyes. As you will know you can really see their souls through their eyes, horses eyes are so gentle and expressive and as we all know when they see us arrive in the yard waiting for their feed - eyes fixated on us and vocalising (and sometimes impatiently pawing at the floor or door!) and as we all know when our dogs sit and look so soulfully at us their eyes fixated on us when they want your attention, to play, or their dinner – or your dinner! I am usually inspired by the background in the photograph of the horse or dog that you supply, and I will choose my paper colour accordingly - either to harmonise or to contrast for a more dramatic effect. I block in the basic colours and tones in much the same way as an oil underpainting, and gradually keep working over the whole portrait graduating up to the light tones. The final stages are the highlights, fine whiskers and hairs. Please visit my photography tips page if you are trying to get a good photo for me to paint from. I was recently asked to submit a step by step tutorial of one of my black labrador dog paintings for the Society of All Artists bi-monthly magazine "Paint". You can see my tutorial on my website page creating a Black Labrador painting on black pastel paper.

  • Wire Haired Hungarian Vizsla Commissioned Pastel Portrait Painting

    I absolutely loved painting this Hungarian Vizsla Dog - Tyler. It was commissioned by the client as a gift to his owner when he sadly passed away. The client sent me the photo and I was instantly inspired - such a handsome dog. It is painted in pan pastels on Canson Mi-Teintes pastel paper, and the size is 14 x 12". It's important when creating a portrait or painting of a dog to feel inspired by the subject matter. He was on a settee with his favourite toy the tennis ball which the client wanted me to include, I must admit it was the first time I had ever painted a tennis ball (there is always a first time!) I simplified the background and the blanket and the client and I were both very pleased with the result. When I am commissioned to paint a dog portrait or painting I always ask for a selection of photos and then between myself and the client we choose a photo that best represents the dog. It needs to be clear and close up for me to produce the best portrait. I'm not a photorealism painter but my work is somewhere between impressionism and realism. Here is what the client kindly said in her testimonial.... "When looking for an artist to paint a much loved boy who had sadly died I found, on Lorna's website, a wonderful picture of a Viszla. Having been in the breed for many years I know how rare it is to find a good representation. What she has produced for me displays the dog's features perfectly and reflects the essence of his personality and character brilliantly. Thank you Lorna." - Lynne

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