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Foxyheart2002
12-16-2009, 05:55 PM
This will be titled Blue Bells' Last Victory. It is of Blue Bells, number 458, as she was bucking off her last cowboy just before she fell and broke her neck. The mare was a flea-bit gray, 15 years old by Cheers out of Silver Bells, who are both also NFR saddle broncs.

Poor girl, ^RIP^. This is my tribute to a pretty horse. The differences in colors of the steps are because of a snowstorm and lack of daylight.....

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Dec-2009/22615-bluebellssm.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Dec-2009/22615-bluebells2sm.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Dec-2009/22615-bluebells3sm.jpg

purplepansey
12-16-2009, 05:59 PM
Sue, lovely tribute to a pretty horse, nice action I can almost feel I'm going to be thrown off that horse.

Foxyheart2002
12-16-2009, 06:00 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Dec-2009/22615-bluebells4sm.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Dec-2009/22615-bluebells4sideviewsm.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Dec-2009/22615-bluebells5sm.jpg

Final painting, will still be tweaked as I look at it over the days to come......

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Dec-2009/22615-bluebells6lastvictorysm.jpg

Foxyheart2002
12-16-2009, 06:14 PM
Thanks, Purple!

aspenman
12-16-2009, 06:38 PM
Very nice!! Lots of movement/action and great color.

gaykir
12-16-2009, 07:16 PM
Tremendous!

Foxyheart2002
12-16-2009, 08:11 PM
Thanks Richard and Gayle! I see now that I have posted the final pic, it needs serious work on the neck shadow. *arghhhhh* always when you post it, not before......

biddlebeach
12-16-2009, 08:27 PM
Sue, you are amazing! what a lovely tribute to a fabulous looking horse!!
well done my dear, well done!

Foxyheart2002
12-16-2009, 09:52 PM
Thanks, Mary!

noodle1
12-16-2009, 09:56 PM
Totally fabulous!!!

Elaine

OkeeKat
12-16-2009, 10:36 PM
Just Awesome!!:clap: :clap: :clap:
Great WIP Sue and Simply Fabulous final painting!!:thumbsup:
Alot of movement and details in this.. Love it!!!
So sad an ending to such a beautiful animal:(
I'm sure this will be treasured, and hold alot of wonderful memories!
:heart:

Foxyheart2002
12-16-2009, 11:24 PM
Thank you, Elaine and Kathie! I have sent a photo to the owner. Hopefully she will like it. It would be great if she would purchase it, but not anticipating it. Just wanted to let her see her little girl one last time.

LavenderFrost
12-17-2009, 12:09 PM
Great job! She will live on in this painting.

Foxyheart2002
12-17-2009, 09:51 PM
Thank you Lavender. I have reworked his neck shadow and will repost the final tomorrow.

cadub
12-18-2009, 12:17 AM
Wow -beautiful job!

arl
12-18-2009, 05:38 AM
Wonderful work and capture of movement.

susme48
12-18-2009, 08:31 AM
This is just great Sue....I love it!!!

Foxyheart2002
12-20-2009, 02:37 PM
Thank you all for your great words of encouragement!

I think I am done with this one, here is the final pic. Sorry it is blurry, acrylics and flashes do not get along.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Dec-2009/22615-bluebells7finalsm.jpg

Kathrin G.
12-20-2009, 04:18 PM
.....:confused: .....I know I posted here already, but its not to be seen :confused:
Guess the gremlins were having fun again :rolleyes:
Anyway Sue, it was great before, its fabulous now :clap: :clap: :clap:
Well done once again :thumbsup:

Foxyheart2002
12-24-2009, 10:55 PM
I finally got a good scan of Blue Bells and here it is, the final....

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Dec-2009/22615-bluebellsfinalsm.jpg