View Full Version : ...and yet another new stallion portrait ...x post acrylics

Kathrin G.
02-26-2012, 05:59 PM
As I said in my last thread, those stallion portrait commission are keeping me busy and I am forever so thankful for that.
This one is of a stallion called Alfred Nobel. The lady who commissioned me asked specifically to have him on a background like the Yeats painting I did, a dark blue-black. Just finished today and being varnished right now for handover later this week.

16x20 inch W&N Artist Acrylic on Ambersand Pastelboard
C+C welcome as usual :)

This was a tough one to photograph. The blue isnt as vibrant and overpowering in real life, so please ignore that.


02-26-2012, 08:37 PM
I think it is beautiful, and I especially love the eye!!

02-26-2012, 11:03 PM
"Chalk up" another winner, Kathrin! (Sorry about the joke, I couldn't help myself!) Its a stunner -his muzzle is exquisite. It looks like his head is coming right out of the picture frame, very 3-d!

02-27-2012, 12:22 AM
Beautiful subtle tonal changes...just lovely!! :clap:

02-27-2012, 01:30 AM
Beautiful portrait Kathrin yep blue is a pain for digital photo

chammi kaiser
02-27-2012, 03:42 AM
Kathrin, this is just beautiful. I am sure your client will be over the moon. Love it.

02-27-2012, 03:45 AM
beautiful work!

Kathrin G.
02-27-2012, 05:16 PM
Thank you Jenny, Pat, Pat, Robert, Chammi and Cat :wave: Much appreciated :heart:

02-28-2012, 12:38 AM
Beautifully done, find myself drawn to the stallion's eye.

02-28-2012, 05:11 AM
Awesome work Kathrin. The horse looks like it's glistening a bit, like it's been out for a run. Great eye.

02-28-2012, 01:38 PM
Great work Kathrin, I love the background. :thumbsup:

Dave Hawk
02-29-2012, 09:43 AM
Beautiful done. :thumbsup::thumbsup:

Kathrin G.
02-29-2012, 02:23 PM
Thank you my friends :heart: :wave: Glad you all like it :)
The lady who commissioned this is expected to pick it up tonight so :crossfingers: she will like it.

02-29-2012, 02:32 PM
Gorgeous Kathrin!! I'm sure she will be thrilled!

02-29-2012, 02:33 PM
This is awesome, eyeing it enviously. Would have never thought that such a background would showcase it so

02-29-2012, 03:26 PM
Another lovely one Kathrin, that horse has such a pretty face!

Kathrin G.
03-01-2012, 01:01 PM
Thank you Barb, Karen and Lexy :wave:
She picked it up and loved it :D

Marty Shay
03-02-2012, 11:56 AM
Kathrin: I'm sure the background was tough, blues don't photograph well at all but I know your client will love it. I love the kind eye in this guy, so sweet and expressive, looks like he was probably the apple of his owner's eye. Beautiful work as usual.

Kathrin G.
03-02-2012, 01:42 PM
Thank you Janet :heart: :wave:

03-02-2012, 01:48 PM
Hi Kathrin. :wave:

Wow, your paintings amaze me! Incredible understanding of color and texture. Beautiful work!

Kathrin G.
03-03-2012, 08:22 AM
awww, thanks Jenna :wave: :D