Light Horse Art Ron & Jennifer Marshall Marshall Fine Art Editions


August 2013  

Hello everybody, 

Ooh... I have been a bit slack in not sending out this newsletter earlier. 

So much has happened since  my March MarshallArtMail... 


What's next... 

'Diggers' Family fun day on August 17, at Tyalgum, NSW(12 noon till 10pm)

We have been invited to have a display of our Light Horse prints at this event. A display of photos and memorabilia from the original 'Diggers' from the Tyalgum area will be displayed beside our display; a section of the Mudgeeraba Light Horse Troop will be putting on a tent-pegging display; there will be an assortment of stalls and old-fashioned food, fun, games and music, and finishing off with fireworks! Should be heaps of fun! 

I am really looking forward to this because not only are we being provided with the gazebo for our display, but a free week of camping with our caravan at the Tyalgum showground where this event is being held, and as I grew up near this area I am really looking forward to visiting some of my old haunts.  

A belated report on what has been...


Lest We Forget Exhibition 24-28 April, 2013 

The exhibition at Morpeth Gallery created quite lot of interest, and bought many people to the gallery that had never been there before. 

Such was the "absolutely phenomenal" level of interest generated that Trevor will be holding the exhibition over 2 weeks next year, the dates will be 17-27 April 2014 ( open Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun). We had an absolutely lovely time and Trevor and his entire staff were very helpful and friendly, they run an absolutely delightful establishment. It is well worth a visit to Morpeth Gallery and Cambell's Store, in fact you could spend hours exploring all the fascinating art/craft and delightful delicacies to be found there, and do call in to the Servants Quarters for refreshments ...yummmm! 

I worked on a demonstration Pastel painting "Best Mates" during the exhibition, and many people stopped to watch and to ask questions or comment. Someone observed as though surprised " you really are painting with those pastels, not drawing, but painting!" and so I that stage anyway, the drawing part had been largely done! 


Sharing His Water 

Ron had a half-finished painting on display, which sold the first day of the Lest We Forget exhibition, he finished it after we came home and we took it down to Morpeth in June, making a holiday of our trip down there- yes we went south in the winter! - and while some have been wondering about our sanity in doing so, we really enjoyed our 2 week winter holiday. We didn't get to meet the buyer, but it was reported that he was absolutely delighted with the painting. I think it is a real beauty- I just love the facial expressions and the light!  



Best Mates  

While free- camping during our trip down to Morpeth (which took us a week!), I set up my easel outside beside the caravan, and got busy with my pastels  and almost finished the pastel that I had started as my demonstration painting during the Lest We Forget exhibition at Morpeth. It created some interest from other campers, and we got to meet some very interesting people. 

When we got back home I had the opportunity to have a good close look into this horseman's eyes- and they underwent a colour change and the painting was finished! Yes, he gets to keep 1/50 Limited Edition Print!  


Mick Bradford's Heavy Horse Demonstration Charity Day, Yangan May 5, 2013 

We teamed up with the Warwick Montrose Troop, and shared gazebos, and it was most appropriate to have the two horses Phantazia and Pepper in their yards adjoining us. The day was absolutely perfect- gloriously sunny and warm, but not hot, and not windy, just a nice gentle breeze, and Mick's Clydesdales performed perfectly. Ron was able to get some amazing photos of these wonderful working horses, and with the magnificent mountains in the background, you can be sure that I shall, sometime in the future, be using them to create some great paintings, especially the ten horse teams... 

AIR AND LAND SPECTACULAR at Emu Gully May 18,19, 2013 

Again Ron was armed with the camera, while I manned our display. I really enjoy meeting again previous customers and acquaintances and hearing some of their stories.



One happy customer! 

The Limited Edition Print behind Monte and myself, is of Monte from a pastel pencil artwork I painted of him riding in a tent-pegging display.

He is pictured here in one of his military uniforms as he was one of the re-enactors taking part in the activities. He received his 1/50 Limited Edition Print for sharing his touching story. He couldn't stop smiling!  

You may or may not realise that sometimes artists (including some very well known artists) may reconsider a painting they have done- sometime years earlier, and may again attack it with the brush, palette knife, or in my case pastel, and add, take away, rearrange or in some way alter it. I have just done this with "Turning In The Lucerne"- much more satisfactory I think! I am also working on a pair of Clydesdales ploughing, interspersed with some Light Horse research and composing some paintings for our next exhibition. Our Warwick Montrose Troop's July training day, fortunately turned out to be perfect weather, and the lads and their horses were very happy to oblige by acting out little scenarios for our painting projects. But these will be Shh! until the next "Lest We Forget" exhibition at Morpeth gallery next April! 

I shall end with this quote, which I was reminded of this afternoon as Ron & I placed and replaced and photographed and rephotographed, a Light Horse haversack and rifle on our front driveway, then perused the results on the computer (after cutting them out and positioning and repositioning them in a composition for a future painting) only to have to repeat the procedure all over again with the haversack and waterbottle....(one has to get the light just right, as well as the angles and shapes and directions) 



“You find your bliss in the activity where you can tolerate boredom. A lot of tedious peripheral work and lots of seemingly wasted time are involved in painting”. 

~ Joseph Campbell  



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Cheerio for now 



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I picked up the print today from our nosy small town postal worker. "What did you get from Australia?" she asked. When I remarked that it was a print of the Australian Light Horse in WWI all that generated was a very puzzled look.
In any event the print is absolutely gorgeous . . . better "in person" than on the website! Thanks so much for sending it out so fast. Now I've got to make some wall space available . . .
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Michael J Martin & Virginia, Wisconsin

Dear Mr. Marshall,

Your print on canvas "The Charge" was given to me at my retirement dinner by my officers of the Special Operations Component, Coral Springs Police Department in Coral Springs, Florida. Trully stunning rendition which captures the excitement of the moment while conveying a warmth of comeradeship to the end. It will hang in my study above my collection of King and Country Lighthorsemen collectibles.

I served 35 years with Coral Springs Police Department with the last four years as Captain of the S.O.C. which is 26 officers strong with various units (Tactical & Gang, K-9, Bikes and Substations).

Your painting made my day, thank you, F McK.