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03-26-2007, 10:35 AM
Title: Saddle Up
Year Created: 2007
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!
I think it is finished.
MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
Would love some feedback anything would be appreciated.
03-26-2007, 10:48 AM
I just LOVE the use of vibrant color and perspective here! It is lent an "animation" type of feel without becoming "cartoony".
Very strong piece. I think it's done too:)
03-26-2007, 01:09 PM
This really jumps out at you. The bright blue background is so incredibly effective. The piece is so playful overall. I love the impressionistic feel that seems mixed with the very realistic horses face and light logic across his left side. I though for a minute that maybe the head was a bit large but the perspective of the horses face coming at you alleviates that and making it any smaller you would lose some of that playfullness. Really nice.
03-26-2007, 01:55 PM
Your piece made my day! :)
03-26-2007, 08:58 PM
The piece is awesome. However, and I tread lightly here. There appears to be this lump on the right side of his head. I am a horse painter and raise horses. I can't see this lump remaining in the picture.
You could go in and take some of this out and it would be ok.
03-26-2007, 09:27 PM
Thank you Gary !
Purpleyoyo,Thanks, yes it is the perspective which confuses,it's from very low on the ground.
Linda, Glad you enjoyed it,as I had fun painting it!
mcbstone,Thanks but I wish you would be more specific about where the lump is .Do you mean the jawline ? or above the eye?I supose I could take a little off that jawline or rather add a little right under the cheekpeice on the bridle strap.I tried to do the piece rather loosely so there may be more innacurate details..Thanks!
03-26-2007, 10:52 PM
It's just good all the way!!! Esp love the unusual sky. GREAT!!!!
03-26-2007, 11:15 PM
I like the lump! It makes the horse look like he is smiling. Furthermore I think the warm contrast of the horse to the cool sky is brilliant. I love it.
03-27-2007, 12:08 AM
I like the perspective, because it makes me think of a child's point of view. Another reason to smile. :)
03-27-2007, 04:40 AM
looks like a very happy horse :) lovely painting and agree with the last post about the perspective.
03-27-2007, 06:19 PM
Thankyou Valri, Audgie, Linda and spooky very much!
03-27-2007, 07:02 PM
oh. Oh. I am loving this very much. I persoanlly so not fing the image cartoonish in any way. It is a fun and lovely piece. Your use of the blue outlines and the colors are amazing. (I guess I am really into colors tonight) But, I find this superb.
03-27-2007, 11:43 PM
As soon as I saw this painting I thought "It's wonderful! I hope no one talks her into changing anything. But.....when I read the comment about the lump....I went to look again......and I think he has a point. So....I put the painting in paint brush to see how she'd look without the lump.
You made us all smile. Lovely work!
03-28-2007, 09:11 AM
thompie-Thankyou for your comments! The horses head is turned slightly and the "lump" is his jaw.I admit there is a little dent there which I have altered now in the painting.I will try to upload a crop of my photo ref.:)
03-28-2007, 09:14 AM
05-22-2007, 10:32 AM
I love what you have done here. The painting is refreshing and as you can see has quite an affect on the viewers. When I saw your reference phot I realized then what a great style you have. You turned a so so picture into a real work of art. Very well done.
05-22-2007, 12:37 PM
Fantastic perspective. I agree on removing the lump - even though it is clearly in the original picture. I love the way that you've indicated the sunshine on the contours of his face, and I think that the lump distracts from it.
His hiney looks like it might be a little skinny for a horse too, unless that's what it looks like in the original picture.
Absolutely fabulous, other than that. Great, great painting.
05-22-2007, 05:32 PM
Goldenart, Thankyou for the very nice compliments!
Cloxie, I have adjusted the "lump a very small amount since I took that picture and it does look better.His hinny does look that way in the pic too because of the perspective.Funny how a different perpective throws people off ,it seems their eyes still want to see things in the way they are acustomed to.Thanks so much for the comments!
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