Thursday, 1 December 2011

NEW! Facebook page for Alan hayball

Just a quick note to say that I have set up a facebook page to do all that networking malarkey!
I will be posting latest paintings and stuff and any other things that might be happening to do with my art, YES!...I'm joining the rest of the internet sheep that are flocking towards the cliff edge, into that vast cyberspace.
{ I think I'm a Ludite at heart! (lol!) } Thanks al.

Please click on this link and like my page,
...Ta, al.

alan hayball facebook page

"Hopefully we will prove the butterfly effect!..or the sheep effect and get lots of followers on board our raft"

So here's 'WHERES WALLY...I mean alan and tilly!"...can you spot us in this picture!?

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Loseley Craft show

Al and Tilly at Loseley show


"Just to let you know that I'll be exhibiting my latest paintings this weekend, and drawing on the spot caricatured portraits,

...friday, saturday and sunday (18th-20th November) at Loseley house, Godalming, near Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1HS.

Its a craft and gift fair, so they'll be loads of stuff you can buy for Christmas presents.
Including Al hayball, Placemats, Coasters, Mobile phone socks, Mugs, Tiles and Prints, of course!
Do come along if you can make it, it would be great to see you."

For more details, see:
Loseley Craft show link

All the best,

Also here are some of my new paintings that are available as original box canvasses 20" x 20", and as limited edition prints.
'Seahorses of Studland Bay' and 'Beach Huts with Windbreak'

© Al Hayball 2011

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

NEW! Red hot chili dog painting

A New piece of Contemporary art, painted in acrylics on a 20" x 20" box canvas.

'This is a little more offbeat painting compared to my other dog pictures.
The 'Red hot chili dog', seen here, cooling down with a cold mexican beer, 'Grrrrrrona extra'.
If you ever find yourself in a very hot desert, keep your eyes open for this most unusual breed of dogs!'
Cheers! al

Available as a Limited edition print £39.

© Al Hayball 2011

Friday, 30 September 2011

Monday, 12 September 2011

Penshurst Autumn Craft Show

This is 'Emmy,' a satisfied customer, holding her cartoon caricature I did of her at Penshurst Craft show.
A good weekend was enjoyed by all and we managed to avoid the worst of the weather.
Good to see all of you that visited my stand for a sketch and all those that bought prints, tiles or mobile phone holders!...Hope to see you again soon, alx

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Trimmed then bitten

Some pics of Tilly after her Summer haircut. She was getting very hot yesterday. I wouldn't like to have to groom dogs for a living, it takes all afternoon !
Did it with a dog comb and some scissors and chatted to her about where she was going on her holidays, this year.

Not so good today, as over kings park when Tilly was running full pelt, a german shepherd tried to take a chunk out of her, and grazed her side, hopefully not too deep. (why don't these people warn you if they have a funny dog? GRRR!!)

'All this grooming is making me tired!'

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Another cow painting by al hayball

This picture of 'Grumpy Cow' and me, shows the average size of the original canvasses.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Fox on my land!

This fox is certainly making him/her self at home.

Friday, 20 May 2011

The Foxes are back!

A nice pair!

© al hayball
One Fox lying on the compost heap and one on the earth.
I managed to sneak down and take this close-up through the crack in the fence.

Yes, they are back..Two quite healthy looking foxes, quite happily wandering around our gardens, this morning. These I photographed at about 8.00 am in next door, through my bedroom window glass and also wandering in my garden, leaving their scent, in the early morning sun...Bold as brass! ( It is no wonder Tilly is going mental to get out into the garden at night.)

Horses head in the van?

Tilly,..was not impressed by a big horse's nose coming into her own personal space today, in the new forest!

Friday, 15 April 2011

Tilly the bedlington whippet cross lurcher

" mmm..I'd really like to get at that wood pigeon."

PRE-head-hair-cut, not looking forward to it.

Wood chewer!..but at least i can see better now.

ave a scratch!

Monday, 14 March 2011

West country game fair

roo, till n willow.
Some pictures at the weekend of Tilly and her two sisters, Roobarb and Bellatrix at the West Country game fair, where we had a little litter reunion!

roo till n willow.

roo, till n willow.

Now this IS...roo, till n bella
humans: Sam, Neil the stool maker and me.


We were photographing the hounds together when all of a sudden some 'gentlemen of the countryside' appeared out of nowhere.
it was really odd, they stood there looking very stern, quizzed me on if they had bedlington in them, how old the dogs were and were they good at rabbiting etc. and i replied that they were old dogs, not sure of the breed, a bit of a mix and they were quite slow.
" do you want to sell any of them, guv? " he replied.
What a surprise, I didn't see that coming,,..much. mmm " No thanks."


Tilly and Bella

Friday, 11 March 2011

Cow 53

The latest al hayball cow painting available as a limited edition print.

(normally £39 + £3 P & P)
(for a limited period only. A Limited edition print, including mount is size 15 1/2" x 17 1/2" ,
image area approx: 10 1/2" x 12 1/2", a 'gyclee' run of 195 copies,
printed with high quality light-fast inks on archival paper.)

Please go to:
Farmlife gallery page

£159 each plus £10 P&P
Thanks for your continued interest in my art.

Monday, 28 February 2011

A blustery walk on a bleak February day

A few photos of our walk over hengistbury head, to blow away the cobwebs, early on a monday morning.
Weather was a bit bleak at the moment, but that didn't stop Tilly sprinting around with every dog it could find. No blue sky photos, but I thought a couple of pics looked good in sepia.
Around the head via the lily ponds and back over the top, before the rain came on and then back to the drawing board, quite literally!