Thursday, April 23, 2009

My first equine portrait

Please go to the AFSA blog to find out why I decided to try and paint something I didn't think I could.

28 comments:

adebanji said...

Very strong colours, great piece!

Barry O'Donoghue said...

very nice Sheila, great colours and structure.

Darlene Twitchell said...

This is gorgeous Sheila! Great job! Great cause! You're such an inspiration!

Stephen Dell'Aria said...

Great!!! I love horses, I find them to be one of the world's most fascinating animals. Nice forceful modeling on the head.

Manon Doyle said...

Fantastic Sheila! I love horses.... I think you did a fab job!

Madd Sketch said...

oh my gosh it looks awesome! i agree the structure is great! and the colors are fantastic! U inspire me ^^

laurens.paint.palette said...

way to go, Sheila!! is there anything that you can't do??

Quwwa said...

I like the dominant colors in this piece.

Cathyann said...

Great composition Sheila! Now off to your other blog...

Karen Hargett said...

Great painting Sheila! I love horses - they are such magnificient animals.

Kathleen Krucoff said...

This is awesome. Wow, this should give you the momentum to continue to try other things too as you did a marvelous job with this. I wish my first attempts at things would turn out as well. You rock!

L.Holm said...

seriously, Sheila, you can do anything!! This is beautiful. You've really captured the nobility of this sweet one.

christine said...

This is beautiful, Sheila. And this is your first equine portrait?!? You are amazing! And such a worthy cause. Very well done!

Gwen Bell said...

Oh my goodness. He's magnificent! Love the strong strokes that show his facial structure and muscle,the colors and kind eyes. You really can paint any subject well!

dominique eichi said...

Very nice piece Sheila, strong and beautiful. Great job on this first.

Judy Mackey said...

absolutely gorgeous!!

Hellenne Vermillion said...

Ooooo, gyouzu! Keep painting, keep believing in yourself. It starts out slowly, but snowballs into something big. The pace you are going at right now is the right pace. Did you get on the internet the other day????????

Edward Burton said...

Wonderful job, Sheila!

Tracey Clarke said...

Nice painterly style, Sheila.

Sheila E. said...

Fantastic! Your colors values are wonderful and I just love it!

Carol Horzempa said...

Sheila, you sure seem to know horses and I can't believe this is your first equine portrait! I like your brushstrokes and colors. Great job!

Dean Grey said...

Sheila!

I think the drawing aspect of this piece is well done. You got the horse's likeness down pat.

Also, the colors are a bit more natural looking in this one compared to your more recent pet portraits.

Here the rich browns are slightly intense but not over the top. This works nicely against the muted chartreuse background.

And the close-up composition keeps it interesting.

Nice job!

-Dean

Carol Nelson said...

Great job, Sheila. I think you can add "equine artist" to you long list of accomplishments.

Dean H. said...

Wonderful job, Sheila! And it's for a wonderful cause!

Gary Heller said...

This is quite good, Sheila. I don't think there is anything you can't do!
My friend/artist Dawn would love this as she and her husband just bought a farm and currently have two horses amongst many other animals.

Anna T. said...

Beautifully done!

Debrosi said...

what a beautiful piece! you've done a wonderful job. amazing what we CAN do even when we think we can't.

José Ramón said...

Impressive artwork Congratulations