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Long rein ... long time coming

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Success.
Months of pain have been dealt with!
All the demons faced heads on, pencils in hand.
Scribbling through physical pain, soothing the emotional turmoil, relayering confidence.

A new drawing: Long Rein, the result.

Inspiration and a new gritty feeling, the outcome.

Will be interesting to see if 2017 will see another new drawing.

Watch this space: pencils are sharpened.

Long Rein pencil on paper 2017 Sheona Hamilton-Grant all rights reserved.

Jumping present in this years PAS online show

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Curious to have a peek at some of the best pencil artwork out there?

Excellent ;)

The Pencil Art Society's new 2017 online exhibition has just gone live and showcases a wide spectrum of pencil art.
A nice range of work is on display: from monotone to colour, through still live to surrealistic animal art as well as beautiful black and white portraiture.

One identical element, that of quality craftsmanship and execution runs through the entirety of the selected of artwork.  Stoked to be amoung such talent.
  Well done to all the winners!!!!




"Jumping" 2016 Graphite on Paper 50x37 cm Sheona Hamilton-Grant

No more scribbling for now but loads of pixels ...

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As many of you know, the last few month have seen an increase in my photography work and a decrease in my drawings.

Due to health reasons my scribble friends are resting.

Black and white images are however still being created to enjoy and share and reason behind them as powerful as ever.

Lock me in a room alone or hand me a camera, and there’s a mutation.  A serious change in my perception of depth, to be exact in the complexity and profundity of my train of thought;  all becomes somewhat intense.

To be blunt:  I detest shallow, fear the superficial and run at olympian speed from cosmetic chic.

Authenticity is the only genuine belief guiding my vision.

This is where Black and white comes in.
I see a monotone world where light is everything, where superficiality can find no roots, where emotions are raw.

There’s no hiding, paddling in shallow waters, playing to the tune of superficial commercial stereotyped beauty.
Black and white images engulf you. 
The light branding an image within…

In the frame

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Seriously all it takes is a casual lean against the wall or being simply displayed with a couple of design books (and a watering can ?), artwork doesn't need to be in colour  hanging on a wall to look good.
Who knew? You can set the tone with a few alternative display ideas and voila! ... framed drawings can really kick %*§!!!
With a few tricks and magic wand waving, I have been able to prove my wee theory with two of my drawings "Buckled" and "Cornado".
Can you picture them in your home?  




"Cornado" for sale  Equis Art Gallery



"Buckled" for sale Equis Art Gallery 

P.S: Take advantage of the 20% discount (whole of March) on my work represented at the Equis Art Gallery. 

Nifty news

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During the whole of March, I will be the Equis Art Gallery's featured
artist. 

The only gallery of it’s kind  and Gem of the mid-Hudson Valley – the EQUIS ART GALLERY – is a purveyor of sophisticated artwork work where a white horse is not just white, a black horse is not just black and a beautiful horse is not just pretty!
So very humbling and exciting .

Getting ready for the occasion and off to join in in the festivities are two more drawings:

Going Right and Racing Ready

Racing Ready pencil on paper 37 x 41 cm reference: Linda Shantz


Going Right pencil on paper 43 x 56 cm reference: Juliet Harrison

Will & Niki

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Mention "big black fluffy Newfoundlands" you can be sure you are referring to cuteness overload :D
This, a big mixed media (graphite and charcoal) drawing of mother and son Newfoundland pooches, was created in stages. 
The most important stage: deciphering shapes through bundles of deep black fur.  Once the noses, ears and eyes were pin pointed and sketched in: the real scribbling began.  

The final stage involved a layer of Nitram charcoal to create more oomph and depth.

William & Nikita graphite/charcoal on paper 41x50cm SOLD

Loved discovering and developing a new approach to my work and the best... the unequaled feeling of success!
Next up on the board: equine with a somewhat shorter coat ;)

Canberra is in Germany

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and has been an inspiring muse for my latest equine portrait.
That's right: no capital city but a beautiful bay mare.

Scribbling has begun in earnest again this year and Canberra is the first off the drawing board.

Isn't she gorgeous?

Up next: also dark and also super cute ;)



Canberra pencil on paper 25x15 cm SOLD