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Nonie Wideman
03-02-2012, 02:50 PM
the canvas finally talked to me and I think I'm aqlmost finished the nag, welcoming C&C, need fresh eyes..... 20 x 30 watercolor on hot press waterboard, thanks to Pippa's owner for the ref. photohttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Mar-2012/454131-Optimized-IMG_53991.JPG

03-02-2012, 03:04 PM
Beautifully done!

03-02-2012, 08:50 PM
Wow! Beautiful! And I sure don't see a "nag", I see a gorgeous horse, beautifully rendered.
And in Watercolor? Even more outstanding!:clap:

03-02-2012, 08:57 PM
Excellent work and I love how the background sets him off! One minor nitpick is to double check the diameter of the canon bone (lower leg) on the front leg closest to us (his left). It looks a bit thin and weak just below the knee and not as substantial as the other front leg (actually the lower part of the right hind leg looks a wee bit thin too). Otherwise I think you have done great!

Nonie Wideman
03-02-2012, 09:08 PM
thanks for the C&C, my hubby also thought too thin on the legs also, will thicken,,,,,fresh eyes definitely help, thanks

03-02-2012, 09:33 PM
Wonderful work! I love your color choice, and the sense of action!

Dave Hawk
03-02-2012, 10:08 PM
Nicely done Nonie

03-03-2012, 12:52 AM
Beautiful done! I like what you finally did for the background!

03-03-2012, 06:00 AM
Stunning. I love the motion you've managed to capture here.

03-03-2012, 06:06 AM
I love a painting more when it has movement with a story within the image itself.
A clap of thunder set the horse in motion is my interpretation.
Great work
Painting fun

Nonie Wideman
03-03-2012, 02:24 PM
Gary...you just made my day...I didn't know wether to paint in the lightning or leave it to the viewers imagination, now if I could just finsh the foreground with dirt flying toward the viewer I might feel like it is closer to finished... something about the head of the horse bugs me ...but |I can't put my finger on it yet.....perhaps it is the shadow line beneath the muzzle and chest....have fixed the legs, and sharpened the line on the right leg against the backgound

03-03-2012, 03:22 PM
great movement, love it!

03-03-2012, 11:21 PM
THIs is. BEautiful and to get this movement and form with watercolours is so difficult. HIgh five nonie

Nonie Wideman
03-04-2012, 01:31 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Mar-2012/454131-Optimized-IMG_5554.JPG a bit of tweaking and now I had better leave it alone
and move on to a new project, thanks for the C&C,
it really helped.....

03-04-2012, 06:26 AM
Great painting, I love the sense of movement and the greens in the background and echoed on the horses coat work very well.....

Kathrin G.
03-04-2012, 06:29 AM
I just love the movement in this :clap: :clap: :clap:
great painting :thumbsup:

Nonie Wideman
03-09-2012, 01:09 AM
thanks Kathrin...

03-09-2012, 05:02 PM
Oh my Nonie, this is amazing. I can't get over the bg and fg. And the horse is perfect!!!!:clap::clap::clap:Nicki

03-10-2012, 05:50 AM
I'm no equine expert but I love this!!

Nonie Wideman
03-10-2012, 09:40 PM
thanks Nickib and Patrick.....with this kind of encouragemnt I'll just have to try another horse somewhere down the road....

03-11-2012, 07:53 AM
The only comment I have is "Simply beautiful!!" :clap: