View Full Version : Blue Bells' Last Victory, WIP & Final
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.....
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.
12-16-2009, 06:00 PM
Final painting, will still be tweaked as I look at it over the days to come......
12-16-2009, 06:14 PM
12-16-2009, 06:38 PM
Very nice!! Lots of movement/action and great color.
12-16-2009, 07:16 PM
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......
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!
12-16-2009, 09:52 PM
12-16-2009, 09:56 PM
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!
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.
12-17-2009, 12:09 PM
Great job! She will live on in this painting.
12-17-2009, 09:51 PM
Thank you Lavender. I have reworked his neck shadow and will repost the final tomorrow.
12-18-2009, 12:17 AM
Wow -beautiful job!
Wonderful work and capture of movement.
12-18-2009, 08:31 AM
This is just great Sue....I love it!!!
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.
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:
12-24-2009, 10:55 PM
I finally got a good scan of Blue Bells and here it is, the final....
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