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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:

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

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  2. Thanks for droping in Gary and for your kind comment.

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  3. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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  9. Thanks for dropping in M and for your kind words.

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