Sunday, 13 December 2009

Detail from 'The Bedouin Tent'

Here is a small detail from a large painting in oil entitled 'The Bedouin Tent' The front Saluki was done from photos taken in Kentucky at the Saluki Show which was being held at the same time as the Egyptian Event (Egyptian Arabian Horses) So I guess he is an American Saluki :) I don't know his name so if anyone recognizes him please let me know.

Posts have been sporadic lately as my Father is in Hospital with a broken hip. So trying to fit in visiting him with painting and all the holiday preparations is a bit of a stretch. I am going through a 'desperate to paint' phase - fellow painters out there will know how hard it is when things conspire against you but hopefully things will settle down again soon.


Tracy Hall said...

Beautiful Lesley! The dogs look magnificent - they must be very nearly lifesize in the painting?!

I hope your dad is doing ok.

Lesley Ann Hartman said...

Not quite life size Tracy, but larger than I have ever painted before. Life is full of challenges!

Dad is still waiting for his operation, cross fingers maybe tomorrow.

Judy said...

Lesley, your detail is beautiful!! I love the dogs.
Hope your dad is doing better, did he have his operation today?

Lesley Ann Hartman said...

The operation was on the 15th Judy... but he has a long recuperation now. (These shopping buggies can be quite dangerous for the elderly.) Painting away on the next large oil, nearly finished and hope to be able to show it if the client is agreeable.