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07-09-2014, 05:59 PM
This is my newest. Colors appear to be pretty much right on. I started this a while ago and just finished a few minutes ago. This will be my entry into the Draft Horse Classic.

Blue Moon, 18x14, FG brush, sewing needle, black and blue ampersand inks.

07-09-2014, 06:16 PM
Sue your equine pieces are really beautiful. Hope this does well for you at the show.

07-09-2014, 06:19 PM
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07-09-2014, 07:05 PM
Very striking with so much whiteness, the touch of coloring adds to it. This should do well in the show. Good luck.

07-09-2014, 07:55 PM
Sue, this is stunning! I imagine all those angular, long legs must have been quite a challenge! Excellent work!

07-09-2014, 10:03 PM
lolol, thanks, Jenna! Yes, gangly legs are quite the challenge. :)

Thank you so much, Linda!

Trilby, thank you so much for the luck and the sweet comment!

Harry Seymour
07-10-2014, 07:43 AM
Exceptional work Sue. The composition and overall image is striking. Good luck with the show.

07-10-2014, 04:49 PM
I'm glad you entered something Sue! I look forward to seeing this gangly-legged little one in the show.

07-10-2014, 05:05 PM
I absolutely love this Sue

07-10-2014, 09:15 PM
Thank you Harry!!!

Thanks, Jenna!

Ann, I did not qualify for the miniature so had to classify it as "Anything Goes". Irks me to no end. I emailed them several days ago as to their best classification of scratchboard and no one answered me. I could find no where how and when they notify you. Do you know?

07-10-2014, 09:48 PM
Be glad they have an "Anything Goes" this year! It's a new category. I've entered in the Miniature category in the past and even in Pen & Ink prior to that when I was working with ink on white boards. Shirley and I spoke to the show manager last year to encourage her to actually use the word "scratchboard" for future shows, but I don't know if that will ever happen. I'm going to enter one scratchboard piece in Miniature and another in Anything Goes (we'll see if it gets moved to Mini - based on size, it fits the Mini category, but based on medium, it's Anything Goes).

You'll receive a letter regarding acceptance. I can't recall, but I think those usually go out within 3 weeks from the deadline.

07-10-2014, 11:39 PM
Thanks! So we will be competing, huh.....hmmmmmm, maybe I will withdraw...NOT, lolol.
When I asked them about which category to put it in, I also mentioned that they needed a scratchboard one.....;)

07-11-2014, 02:34 AM
I suspect my Anything Goes may get moved to Mini - we'll just have to see - they'll make the call. Fingers crossed ALL of our scratchboards get in, I know Shirley is entering also.

Thanks for pushing our scratchboard agenda too, Sue!

07-12-2014, 11:43 AM
Just gorgeous with the high contrast Sue. :)

07-12-2014, 04:27 PM
Thanks so much, Netta!!!

Ann, I push it every chance I get. I have entered some festivals calling them acrylics (no other category) since I use acrylic inks on them. That got me accepted, but that was festivals, not an exhibition.

07-15-2014, 10:31 PM
Very nice Sue; best wishes for the show.

07-16-2014, 07:33 AM
Beautiful tender portrayal. Good luck in the show!

07-17-2014, 06:54 AM
That's a really different piece, and quite stunning Sue.

07-17-2014, 01:36 PM
Beautiful. I love the fluidity of the horse's pose. You captured a feeling of relaxation here. Love it.