Catherine Clark Dowden

Portrait, Equine And Animal Artist

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Looking for the Gate

Looking for the Gate

Posted by on Mar 27, 2020 in |

Capturing the speed and agility of horse,rider and beast in a mixed media painting . Looking for the Gate was a challenging painting as I really wanted to depict the agility of both the horse and rider, and the beast! I used a lot of textures from writing into the undercoat to sticking sand and grit to the surface to create the dust flying from the...

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Speargrass Jewel

Speargrass Jewel

Posted by on Mar 27, 2020 in |

The first tender moments between cow and calf . The original painting is oil on a stretched canvas measuring 76 cm wide x 61 cm high . The first tender moments between cow and calf . The bond between mother and infant is such a wonderfully powerful emotional connection (no matter what the species)and I wanted to try and capture this within a painting! They...

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Burrawarra Bond

Burrawarra Bond

Posted by on Jun 12, 2019 in |

This painting is quite large being a 101 x 76 cm stretched canvas. As always I created some texture into the undercoat of gesso and then created the background using acrylics to create a very loose image depicting the curious cattle behind. I then sealed this and began to create the foreground of the horse,farmer and his faithful dogs having a moment after...

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Steady Up Son

Steady Up Son

Posted by on Apr 11, 2019 in |

‘DawsonRiver Kelpies’ Mother and son team with a young bull calf…teaching him the ropes! I am so lucky to be able to use Nicky Lorimer’s amazing photos from her Facebook and Instagram page called DawsonRiver Kelpies. This awesome image just took my breath away and I just had to have a go at painting it …I must say I am so so...

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