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fapcat
05-14-2003, 06:32 AM
Hi, i posted this in the oil painting forum, and thought iīd share it here. The photo quality is awful and the cropping just as bad but here it is. This is a friendīs 8yr old Westphalian mare who likes to make nasty faces. All comments welcome.

"Bogin" 70 by 90 cm

Peggy Gross
05-14-2003, 06:42 AM
I love the color of her!!
She dosen't look like a nasty face to me, looks soft.

Peggy

fapcat
05-14-2003, 06:54 AM
Normally she would be very mareish with no prodding, but as soon as i got the camera out she became all sweet and perky, and it took 5 minutes of annoying her before she gave me a more typical look. Some horses just know what the camera is for.

Paul Hopkinson
05-14-2003, 07:22 AM
This is great! I like the colours you have used and the softness of the blending work. Looks like a very happy and contented horse.

Paul

Bendaini
05-14-2003, 08:19 AM
I love the way it seems to emerge from the wood like background....

She-She
05-14-2003, 09:00 AM
Nice work, altho the shoulder seems a bit big. Maybe it's just the angle of the horse itself. (horses can stand funny so it makes them look bad.) She don't look nasty at all.

Good job on this one!!

BTDogMom
05-14-2003, 12:03 PM
WOW - this is gorgeous!!!:clap: :clap:

RachelG*
05-14-2003, 02:10 PM
This is great! i love the rich color!!
If you scratch my horse in just the right spot on her withers, she'll stretch her neck out all the way, twist her head around and wiggle her lips like she's talking. i know a bunch of horses who do that, come to think of it...does anyone else?
GREAT painting. Thanks for sharing it with us!!!!:clap: :clap: :clap:

crazeejumper
05-14-2003, 03:11 PM
Wonderful painting! Great detail, especially in her face! :clap:

echidna
05-14-2003, 03:12 PM
i love the way she is incorporated into the woodgrain! good work!
~Echidna

fapcat
05-15-2003, 04:14 AM
funny that so many people think it is wood. Itīs canvas, with a painted texture.

M.A.
05-15-2003, 05:42 AM
Lovely!

babybrush
05-15-2003, 09:34 AM
well, it looks kindof like wood, and looks awesome. i used to work with a horse that would randomly wiggle his lips around, bare his teeth (nonagressively) and shomp down on his stall. you could also see the whites of his eyes. now that was a freaky lookin horse

this is a really wonderful painting and i can see her attitude quite well. very upitty.

Bethany