Monday, December 6, 2010

Born To Run Corolla North Carolina Continued

Wild Pony of the Outer Banks Corolla North Carolina
So, this is where we are at with my wild pony. I am still working on the mane and forelock, trying to remember value, not detail, I find that really hard with manes, tails and hair, I want so much to paint the details I always forget to stand back and look and squint!
I am standing back now....not sure if I want to work the background a little more, any thoughts?



http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/09/20/wild-horses-north-carolina-western-states-face-uncertain-future/

11 comments:

  1. This is beautiful! I love the background around the head.

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  2. Thanks Lee, the horses here were so beautiful, they were fun to paint, I may try a few more from photos that I have. I love your seagulls and seascapes and can't wait to see what you paint next.

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  3. The colors in the horse just sing! I know I posted the same thing on fb, but I wouldn't mess with the background anymore.

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  4. Ok Gretchen, I trust your eye, I will leave the background as is, but I might tweak the mane/forelock just a little...... then move on.........

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  5. The horse is the focus, and he is looking fab. If you add more to the background you may detract from that.

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  6. Thanks for your help Pat, I think I am in agreement now with you and Gretchen, background stays (but I have to clean up my whiskers a little) a little finishing of the mane and i will share the finished picture asap!
    Pat, I also love the finished dog watercolor, it is amazing, very nice work.

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  7. This painting is coming along beautifully. I agree with everyone that the background is really nice just as it is. The horse really stands out well against it.

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  8. Thank you Theresa I hope to squeeze in time today to finish and move on to a new piece. Thanks for your eye on this.

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  9. Stunning, and perfect just the way it is!

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  10. Thank you Carol for your post, it is finished, but now for framing....
    Enjoy the coming weekend.

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  11. Hello, Maria. The first thing that caught my eye was the background. It's soft yet provides interest, and compliments the horse beautifully. If it was me, I would not change it. And thank you for your comment on my blog. I was not looking for compliments;I just thought it was good information for an artist to have on her page.

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