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Postby Sandra Haley » Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:26 pm

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Hello everyuone I am posting this new piece I tired this past week. I normally try to do as close to realism as possiable,, BUT I wanted to lossen up my work some trying something new. So here goes. I used a photo of a red stallion mustang for this painting, it was from the BLM free domain photos which give permission for photos to be used, so I took them up on it.
I started this piece by sketching in lightly the horse and then using up the little paint pots i had put left over paint from previous paintings to ruffly block in the painting. I noticed something magical happening so i went with it. I wasn't really caring about the colors I picked up to work with and foudn I liked the various colorsthrough out the piece, then taking Titanium white and used it to soften up the painting for the final piece. I know that Titanium white tends to yello wwith age so I used it on purpose because I know this will only get better with age if it does yellow. All comments are welcome on both works in progress and the final painting. I will be touching up the eyes a tiny bit but don't want to lose the loose feel of the painting by doing to much.

Thanks Friends
Sandra :D
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Stage one Mustang Stallion
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Finished Painting White Mustang
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Postby ehoeveler » Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:20 pm

I like this a lot - even though you're
using titanium white (good idea -
didn't know that!), your Mustang
is warm and personal.
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Postby Sandra Haley » Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:06 am

Thank you very much. It was a fun project and my first horse portraiture. Sorry about the typos, I was typing to fast and switched some letters. :oops: :lol:
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Postby amachristian » Tue May 10, 2011 3:47 pm

Very Beautiful Painting. I love paintings of horses. I've always wondered how other painters get everything so perfect when painting animals since I don't do them too well myself. I love the muscle tones and even though you said you've loosened up a bit on realism, I think this still has great realism quality.
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Postby BYart » Thu May 12, 2011 2:17 pm

Me likey!!! :D :D
My fav. subject, and in my fav. color! You've handled the subtle variations of light very well! I haven't seen much of your work, but if this isn't your normal style, then I would say explore this losser style further as it obviously suits you!
Definately has the Mustang "wildness" to it, love the mane!
You don't mention, but I assume this is acrylic?
Well done and look forward to more!
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Postby nigelartist » Fri May 13, 2011 5:43 am

Simply beautiful!

I love the look on the horses face.

Great!
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Postby krysta11 » Fri May 13, 2011 9:08 am

Sandra your painting is very nice. I like to see horses in art. Tried many times to paint them but didn't find myself in this subject. Too difficult.
Impressive work.
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