View Full Version : Help!! I can't make up my mind!! LOL

05-06-2003, 08:17 PM

Can you guys please help me decide what to do next???:confused:

Here is project choice #1

05-06-2003, 08:19 PM
what about this one?

05-06-2003, 08:20 PM
Or this one????

Only 5 more to choose from!! LOL:rolleyes:

05-06-2003, 08:22 PM
Or this one.....

05-06-2003, 08:27 PM

05-06-2003, 08:28 PM

05-06-2003, 08:31 PM
Almost done, I promise!! LOL:D

05-06-2003, 08:33 PM
Or the last one????

05-06-2003, 08:39 PM
Which ever you decide on will be done in Acrylics...

I feel Like do a large painting for the first time... The canvas I plan on using is 16" by 20"... I have never painted any thing this large before so it will be a challenge! and of course I will do a WIP!

I appreciate you guys helpping me decide! I have been trying to decide for three days now and truly can't make up my mind!!:rolleyes:


05-06-2003, 09:14 PM
wow! that's quite a selection! do you have to do them all eventually? i'm personally drawn (hehe punny:D ) to choice #3, but i also like the power and motion of #2. i'm sure whatever you do will turn out great!

Paul Hopkinson
05-06-2003, 09:30 PM
Corr what a choice you have got there. I think someones been buzy with their camera again! Nope I'm not going to guess who!
This is my chioce simply because of the muscle structure, shimmer of light and movement.
Go for it!!!!:D


This is a wonderful photo. Did you take it? If so you have certainly got a good eye.

05-06-2003, 09:36 PM
#8 would be my choice... the movement is so fluid, and the color so bright...

05-06-2003, 09:56 PM
LOL :D Enchinda!!

I like #2 also!! and #3 is really great!! But I can only choose 1!!:confused:

And to answer you question Yes, all but #'s 4 and 5 are Commissions that are waiting to be done!! The other two are me back when I 17 yrs old on my two personal horses...


You crack me up!!:D I wish I had the pleasure of taking those Photos!! But no.... they were sent to me by horse owners all over the US for portraits! So, I need to get them done... but I am slow! thank goodness they are not in a rush!! I have 10 more I have to do besides these!! I am swamped!! You wanna help???LOL I think they might rather you do them!! You have a great way with these beasts!!LOL:D
Thank you, I really like #8 too!! He is on the Top of what I really want to do on this list!!


Thank you for your help, TOO!

I am gonna have to make a decision by friday, I want to start my sketches on Saturday!! SO Keep posted to see what happens!!

The Tally so far is
1. 0
2. 1
3. 1
4. 0
5. 0
6. 0
7. 0
8. 2

Thanks Again, Christina

05-07-2003, 07:10 AM
I like #3's pose! What a handsome guy.

05-07-2003, 09:57 AM
i like number eight the best. there is so much color and detail...i think it would make a great painting. but, then, so would all of them!!!

05-07-2003, 10:03 AM
I really like #3,,,but then I like #5 too....but if I'm only given one option,,,I would definitely choose 3:D
Good Luck

05-07-2003, 10:13 AM
Yup #8 for sure!
Do like #2 as well but 8 is wonderful

05-07-2003, 01:11 PM
definitely #8, although I love the one with the dog(is it #6?) lol.

05-07-2003, 01:37 PM
2 or 8... don't know which. Both are beautifuly in motion in excelent poses with nice color.

05-07-2003, 01:46 PM
I would go for #2. Love the movement and the pose.

Looking forward to seeing the first WIP!! :D


05-07-2003, 01:58 PM
I really like #2 best. I am drawn to the motion and freedom of a huge, strong animal.
If not 2, then 7 or 8.
Really don't like the shots where the horse is just standing there.

05-07-2003, 03:24 PM
i vote for #3 again;)

05-07-2003, 03:40 PM
#8 or #2. Both show great movement & lighting.
Christina, just to let you know, white horses are really fun to do. What ever you decide I will be happy to see.

05-07-2003, 07:19 PM

Well, it looks like it is a run off between #'s 2,3, and 8!!

So here thet are the final choice of these three is up to you! Post your vote and which ever one has the most votes by by friday night of these three I will start my sketch Saturday!!

here are the final three choices again...


05-07-2003, 07:21 PM
Thanks again for all you guys help in making my choice!! It has been really fun!

Here is #3 again....

05-07-2003, 07:23 PM
And the most popular so far #8.

I think he is the hardest one!! You guys just want to see me sweat alittle HUH???:rolleyes:

I have been avoiding doing him just because he presents such a challenge!:p

05-07-2003, 07:30 PM
Okay, I vote for #8 IF you continue the mane up the neck further to the ears. It looks strange to just have the mane poking up in the middle of the neck.

05-07-2003, 11:01 PM
Having been through the mill and back already, I might throw in a note of caution about some of those very professional looking photos. While the horse owner may "have" them, whoever took the photos owns copyright, and depending on who the photographer was, they might not like it being painted without their permission, so always be sure to ask the owner that you've got the ok of the photographer to paint something from their photos. :)

I love the action shots too. Especially if you're planning a large piece. #2 and #8

05-07-2003, 11:03 PM
Brooke, believe it or not, that's how some show horses are clipped these days. The bridle path has become a half-neck path. hehehe If it's a commission piece, they might not like the whole mane in. It would be a personal preference of the owner I suppose. :)

05-08-2003, 12:46 AM

Yea I agree he looks funny with that hair cut!! LOL
But yea it is a commision so I have to follow what I see for the most part! Thanks for the help!! It looks as if I will end up doing him!


Yea, those dare copyright laws!! LOL:rolleyes:
But be assured that I have gotten full rights to all the referance photos!! I did that right off the bat when they where sent to me. I asked the owners to contact the Photographers and get written permission and send it to me! So all base securly covered there! Thank you for looking out for me though!! Your the best!


05-08-2003, 04:12 AM
Wow! I think I like #3 the best. 6 is nice too.

Peggy Gross
05-08-2003, 07:03 AM
Hi Christina

I like 7 and 8 the best, Whichever one will be great I know


05-08-2003, 08:53 AM
Oh Christina, you don't make this easy for us do you? ;) :D
Now it is down to 3 choices. Well I guess I like #8 the best over all. They only thing I would fix on this one is his tail. It looks like a "bun" on his butt. I would like to see his tail flowing in the wind. As for the mane, this is typical for the Arabian breed.
Enjoy painting this one! :D And don't forget to show us your WIP.

05-09-2003, 12:03 PM
I like choice #3!

Paul Hopkinson
05-09-2003, 06:02 PM
I think you should go for number nine. Oh...err there isn't one is there so forget that then! It will be to easy!!:D

I still think number 8 is the one I'd choose. Well it's down to you now, whatever you choose will I sure come out great.


05-11-2003, 02:06 PM
Thanks you guys! It has been fun to let you all help me choose!

I tlooks like #8 is it! I hate the fact that I have to do him!!! But I guss that is the way it is!

I will start my sketches tonight and start a wip on him assoon as possible.

Thanks Christina