Picture Profile: 1518a The Art of Ploughing -2 (Suffolk Punch horses)

1518a The Art of Ploughing -2 (Suffolk Punch horses)

1518a The Art of Ploughing -2 (Suffolk Punch horses)

Artist Code: 1518a. Completed 21 August 2015. Original is pencil on tracing paper. The sketch has been scanned and is now produced as Sepia Prints, including fine art prints and box canvases of various sizes. [Prints and Cards only] (Original NFS).

The idea for this picture was to produce a nice water colour painting of Suffolk Punches pulling a plough, after my husband saw these beautiful beasts at work at the ploughing championships, Soham, Cambridgeshire in 2013 and took some great resource photographs for me. I regularly draw straight on to tracing paper as this cuts out the preliminary drawing stage, especially if the picture idea is clear in my mind (and rubbing out is easy on tracing paper). This sketch turned out quite nicely so I decided to use it to make a few prints for the Suffolk Horse Society Spectacular event at Elvedon, Suffolk in September 2015. I made a box canvas print which was the first item I sold at the event. The picture shows the print in sepia colour. (The [eventual] water colour version will be coded 1518.)