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Postby kcortese » Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:16 pm

Started this painting a little while ago. Oils on gray slate, it measures 10"x11 1/2". A little bigger, easier to work with. But I know I'll fuss around with small details.

Got it laid out, the black background is going to be a tree line, there is actually blue outside the black. I didn't add the white and blend it in yet.

The horses will be running in water with manes flowing and water splashing.

Will update the pic in the morning. Just noticed that the nose on the first horse is a little short, will fix.

Hope this one turns out OK.

Please give any comments or suggestions.
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Postby D.Overholt » Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:48 pm

I like it, I'm thinking of doing horses in my next glass painting. Inspired by all the equine art I've seen here inthe past few months.
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Postby D.Overholt » Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:49 pm

I like it, I'm thinking of doing horses in my next glass painting. Inspired by all the equine art I've seen here inthe past few months.
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Postby kcortese » Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:09 am

Here is an updated pic which of course doesn't show all the detail with my crappy digital camera. A lot of detail was lost, and it's blurry.
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Postby kcortese » Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:19 am

Thank you D. Overholt for your reply to the first layout.

Glad you are inspired.

Horses have been a passion of mine since "Birth". I own 3 of them.

The nice people here have inspired me to get back into artwork after many many years of not doing any. Didn't realize how it comforts me and sometimes frustrates me. Love hate thing I guess.

I get crippled with my neck, so I try not to sit too long. Work on the piece for a while, then do something else.
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Postby kcortese » Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:18 am

Did some work on the last horse, this one will be covered with a lot of water splash from the front horses.

Will highlight and put in the water splash and drops when paint dries a little.

Starting the middle horse.

Will show after working on each horse. This piece has much more work to be done.
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Postby nigelartist » Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:18 am

Great.

I think it reallly captures the power and movement of the horses.

Great again!
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Postby kcortese » Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:14 pm

Why thank you neogenius!

I'm still working on this piece, will update with another pic later.

Hoping to finish the horses today so it can dry a while before painting the water.
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Postby kcortese » Wed Sep 09, 2009 2:33 pm

Updated Pic. Sorry you can't see the detail, true color, or
ush strokes. I have a crappy digital camera and it's too wet for the scanner.
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Postby xxbreezy » Thu Sep 10, 2009 6:46 am

Well I just love it!! Outstanding job Kcortese!!!
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Postby kcortese » Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:02 am

Thank you Linda you sweet lady!

I'm still working on it and here is the latest pic.

I took this in morning light on my front deck. I'll take another pic later today with the evening light out back of my house which gives me better light and shows the color.
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Postby weirdpuckett » Thu Sep 10, 2009 9:36 am

I can see that you will pull this off . . .I could never pull that off the action the lighting- very dramatic and difficult! Hts off to ya.Looks great thus far.
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Postby kcortese » Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:36 am

weirdpuckett wrote:I can see that you will pull this off . . .I could never pull that off the action the lighting- very dramatic and difficult! Hts off to ya.Looks great thus far.


weirdpuckett;

Thank you very much.

I know for a fact that you can pull anything off with your immense talent!!!

Seems I have a habit of choosing difficult subjects.

Don't know why I do that.

Get something in my head and just do it. Sometimes it doesn't work out the way intended, then I trash it. Even after hours of work into it (like the flowers). Call me "Crazy" I guess.

Am working on the front horse now, this one has a lot of work to be done. Started the mane, there will be spots and dark markings on it also. Very few water splashes from being in the front of the running herd.

The last horse will be nearly covered in water splashes.
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Postby kcortese » Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:54 pm

Last pic of the day. Will work on it again tomorrow.
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Postby BYart » Thu Sep 10, 2009 7:51 pm

Very nice Karen!!!!
I love the action in this one!
I love what you are doing with the splashing as that is very difficult(at least for me).
Now, if i may...the only thing that is standing out to me and I do realize it's probably too late to rework, if you decide my observation is of any help,-
The "front" horses neck appears a bit too short to me :? :
Also, while i love the compostion, I think that the "second horse"(right behind the foreground horse, was better w/o the mane of foreground horse covering it's head/nose, i actually liked the splashes you had in earlier version photo.
Anyway, it's an outstanding painting and I look forward with great anticipation to see this one finished! GREAT JOB!!!! Keep going! :D
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Postby Miryana » Fri Sep 11, 2009 5:54 am

when i look at it i think of freedom ! it's more than horses there is't it ?
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Postby Miryana » Fri Sep 11, 2009 5:55 am

when i look at it i think of freedom ! it's more than horses there is't it ?
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Postby kcortese » Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:09 am

Thanks for the advise Barb.

I knew the neck looked short and thick and thought about changing it.

My mare has a short thick neck also, many horses are shaped this way. That's why I didn't change it before. The front of the neck is OK, I can lower the whither and back a to give length, I didn't do too much work in that area yet. We'll see what happens.

I didn't paint any splashes yet, that's the slate with some magic white on it.

Maybe I'll thin out some mane to show a little more second horse's head.

Miryana;

Thank you for replying to my post, I appreciate it.

Have a great day everyone!

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Postby krysta11 » Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:49 pm

OMG!!!
Karen I am amazed with this piece. It is absolutely wonderful piece of art.
You are very , very talented artist. Horses are difficult to paint , I know from my own experience.
For you it is very easy I can see. You feel them very well.
Congratulations K.!!!
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Postby kcortese » Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:16 am

Krysta;

Thanks for the encouragement.

I'm making changes to it and am of course struggling with an eye. Don't know why horse eyes give me sooooo many problems. Even when I do a Pyrography of one! URRRRGGGG!!!

Wish I had Barb's talent for horse eyes!

I'm going to open one of my horse
eed books and do a study. That's the only thing I can do right now.

Later
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