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Peggy Gross
05-09-2003, 08:11 AM
Reference for this picture

05-09-2003, 08:24 AM
this is going to be cool. can't wait to see your work on it.


Peggy Gross
05-09-2003, 08:24 AM
This is wip wc on 300# Arches also posted in animal and wildlife, don't know how to cross post yet. So kinda messed it up.,


05-09-2003, 08:30 AM
Beautiful painting! You've improved the reference photo by adding more lights and darks.

Is there any light in the horse's eye in your reference photo. I don't see it there or in your painting.

05-09-2003, 08:33 AM
Peggy, this is coming along beautifully...

Peggy Gross
05-09-2003, 08:34 AM
Thanks Kansas Lady
There is lightness around the lower part of eye, have to darken the far side quite a bit and change the eye line a little (see suggestions from Paul in animal forum) should look better after I do cosmetic surgery on it Saturday.


05-09-2003, 09:32 AM
Peggy - this is going to be a striking portrait when finished (do you call a painting of a horse's face a portrait?). What are you using for your blacks? Will check back to see this one grow...

Peggy Gross
05-09-2003, 09:58 AM
So far I am using Cobalt Blue and Burnt Umber for the darkest, need more washes though.

Thanks for the remarks

Peggy G

05-09-2003, 10:11 AM

bright...intense color

great rendering!

:clap: :clap:


Peggy Gross
05-09-2003, 10:13 AM
Thanks Pam

05-09-2003, 10:36 AM
Great title, so appropriate. Wonderful reference photo and you are doing a great job painting it. Will be interesting to watch the darks develop even farther.

05-09-2003, 10:57 AM
Nicely done.. only thing missing i think is catchlights in the eyes

05-09-2003, 08:31 PM
Absolutely beautiful! Wonderful job.

Little Old Lady
05-09-2003, 08:36 PM
Looking good to me!

Peggy Gross
05-12-2003, 10:18 AM
I'm done I think
How about you?

05-12-2003, 10:41 AM
Hello Peggy,

This is so beautifully painted. I swear that horse is breathing. The colors are rich and deep and luxurious. I love the tone of his skin and his mane. You are one heck of a painter of horseflesh. :clap: :clap: :clap:

05-12-2003, 10:56 AM
I think you did a fantastic job of a diffacult subject matter.......my only nit is that I still think there should be a small highlight inthe horse's eye that is on our left, faceing the light.......even if it isn't in the photo..........other than that you did great........

Peggy Gross
05-12-2003, 11:03 AM
Thanks Sylvia and Barb

OK I will put a highlight in and see how it looks.. thanks for your comments I appreciate it greatly

Peggy G