Wednesday, May 18, 2011

frisky

I think this is the first horse I have ever painted. When I was a girl I dreamed of having a horse and would draw pictures of the horse my parents were going to get me. Never worked out. I probably got a Barbie.
I took the photo of this horse on my way home from Nashville a couple of weeks ago. I spotted him right after I crossed the Alabama state line. There was an exit and an access road very close. It takes me a while to get anywhere. Glad I stopped. This is painted on a 20 x 20" canvas.sold
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23 comments:

  1. I'm always impressed with anyone who even attempts to paint a horse...first one you say...wow, impressive!

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  2. Love this, I can feel the sunshine on the horse and the field, and that is something because we haven't had sunshine here in a while!

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  3. Wow, first one? Carol . . . you are so good!

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  4. Wonderful reds and browns just glow from the sunshine! I love horses and you painted this one so well!

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  5. Carol,
    This is an amazing painting. Love the way the path of light comes in and hits the grasses and the horse. Beautiful range of colors and temperatures in the foliage!

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  6. Amazing but not surprising as you can really paint cows:) Love the light in this one. Wonderful abstracty hay and background let the horse just shine. Wonderful musculature...great job!

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  7. I like the way the horse has his head turned back, you painted it well, but to me the gesture of the animal is what makes this a great painting.

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  8. It is a wonderful pose for the horse. So often they are static. The bright pops of color and the abstract surroundings are also appealing.

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  9. Beautiful, Carol! I can feel that horse flicking the flies away!

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  10. Beautiful. Love the blue reflective lights.

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  11. The design grabs your eye even as a thumbnail, I love it

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  12. Great painting. Your work is so inspired!

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  13. I love it! The light effect is awesome. I'm drawn to the shadow color on the side of his head. Just beautiful!

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  14. Beautiful painting ,i love the effect that with, what looks like a few scrapes of a knife and brush you have captured the moment so perfectly.
    I would love to be on your blog post,I have put yours on mine.Keep up your good work and retain your unique style.

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  15. Love your composition and placement of the horse, Carol. The fields are just beautifully handled!

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  16. Very nice composition!! Beautiful.

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  17. Beautiful light, color and personality in both these posts!

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  18. Beautiful Painting!! Each painting I see of yours I say is my new favorite!

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  19. Everything works in this painting. It is gorgeous.

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  20. My goodness and I do know horses - this is fabulous!!! Great swoosh of the tail - nasty old biting flies
    . Love your work! Take a look at Tim Rees' figures - elegante!!!

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