original watercolour (and mixed media)
The race is on to complete commissions, organise framing and deliver before Christmas. This particular commission was for a person with a very keen interest in horse racing, particularly the Godolphin Team and Jack Hobbs.
I have created a number of “work-up” sketches and used different materials to try and get a heavy tonal depth to to piece whilst retaining the motion. I have even ordered a new watercolour pigment…those who know me well will be smiling now!
Godolphin is inspiring. It is the global thoroughbred horse racing stable founded by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai.
As a boy, captivated by the power and grace of horses, His Highness rode bareback races on the sands of Jumeirah Beach and today the passion for racing in Dubai is as strong as ever. Team Godolphin now span across four continents Dubai to Europe, Australia and America.
I have loved painting this, thank you for looking and following my blog.