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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Horse eye painting

pastel on sandpaper, 8.5" x 11"

I'm proud to announce that I've completed a painting!! This is a close up of "Daisy", one of our lesson horses my daughter and I use for English Riding courses. Daisy Duke (The Dancing Queen is her show name) is described as a gentle giant who's patience and calmness makes her an ideal teaching horse for riders.

When I took the photo, I loved the reflection in her eye which showed the white fence jump that my daughter had been practicing that day. I knew I had a perfect reference for this painting.

I haven't decided on a title yet but two that I was thinking about are "A Gentle Soul" or "Her Soft Gaze".

11 comments:

Jade Erin Scarlett said...

This is insanely gorgeous!!!

Colette Theriault said...

Thank you very much Jade!!

Gary Keimig said...

Wonderful pastel, Colette. You did a remarkable job on this piece.

Colette Theriault said...

Thanks for droping in Gary and for your kind comment.

Dors said...

Hi Colette. I am so pleased to come upon your site.
Your work is amazing. Congratulations on such stunning work.

I have enjoyed visiting and will certainly pop back to see more of your work.

Sally McLean said...

This is absolutely fabulous Colette! I love your attention to detail with the fur and the shine in the eye.

Colette Theriault said...

Dors and Sally, thank you both for your kind compliments! I really enjoyed working this piece and even managed to complete it fairly quickly.

Alvin Richard said...

What a gem and totally photorealistic, your talent is astounding!I like the sky detail in the top part of the eye.

Colette Theriault said...

Thank you Alvin, this is probably one of my favorite paintings so far.

m collier said...

Stunning. I am so taken with pastel work. The detail is incredible. You have created a wonderful piece. Found you via Alvin Richard.

Colette Theriault said...

Thanks for dropping in M and for your kind words.