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Deborah Nelson
03-19-2001, 03:25 PM
I'm trying my first upload. Thought I would share my last finished painting...
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Deborah Nelson

dduchene
03-19-2001, 05:04 PM
Looking fantastic Deborah!...another great horse painting! I love horses, used to paint them quite a bit. Artists like yourself have me salivating for a new horse subject.
Anyway this looks wonderful. it's a shame you have the copyright across the middle though.

Deborah Nelson
03-19-2001, 05:51 PM
Thanks Darrell~
Yes, I'm sorry about having to have the copyright watermark. But I, along with a number of fellow artists I correspond with, were finding that our images were being stolen and sold as notecards and prints; the source was our very own web sites. Sad, but true.

Thank you for the praise about my paintings.

Be Well,

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Barbara
03-19-2001, 06:34 PM
Deborah:
Luscious! Dynamic! Yum I love it! I hate that you got ripped off! Actually, I was rather amazed at the freedom of sharing images here. I dont have anything to really worry about so far with my work but I can understand your point of view.
Barb

Roan
03-19-2001, 07:50 PM
This is SOOOOOOOO Cool! I think we've been totally invaded by members of the Equine Art Guild. Come one, come all! I was feeling rather lonely here :P

I think I have to get my butt in gear and join the Guild http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/redface.gif
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Deborah: I understand completely about the copyrights issue. It's a shame but necessary.

I find most appealing with the way the baby pinto constrasts against the greys. Really lifts up that side of the painting -- it adds interest and makes for a nice color balance. What breed is the foal? He looks draft, but possibly a crossbred?

Your web site is fabulous! If you have time, would you take a peek at "Lùthmhor" -- my first and currently only draft horse painting? Here's the image:


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I've been considering doing more draft, but not sure if I should persue this. Please give me your honest opinion. It's pastel on Wallis, about 11" x 20". I painted this for a specific area in my house -- rather dark and blah -- and that's why the background is rather bright and obnoxious :P

Thanks in advance!


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<FONT COLOR="#8A1010">Cuir a-mach an Sasannach, thoir a-staigh an cù, 's tog an teine gu math . . . bidh oidhche fhuar ann a-nochd.</FONT c>
-- <FONT size="1">Put out the Englisman, bring in the dog, and stoke the fire well . . . it will be a cold night tonight.</FONT s>
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pgetha
03-20-2001, 12:20 AM
Hi Deborah! Nice to see you and Joan have made it here to. Looks as if several of our EAG members posted so far. I love this picture of yours. My neighbors up the street have some Belgian babies coming and I think I will have to go take a look when the drop. PS. got a hot scoop on a new, fresh, f-100 tonight. I may have a new camera in hand by next week. Yipeee. Too good to pass up. I will let you know.

Deborah Nelson
03-20-2001, 01:14 PM
Hi Roan and Thanks!

Sorry this has taken me awhile to respond to the wonderful visits my first post received. Egad! I'm figuring out how to respond in this new venue.

The drafts are my favorite breeds to paint and to witness in motion. I enjoy tryiing to capture the sense of power, yet gentleness that I witness in their presence.

Unfortunately, I was not able to chase down the owners of this hitch; but the baby acutally is the offspring of the mare he is tethered to. I can't honestly swear by the breed. I do know from my full-horse shots that they are not among the tallest breed drafts. Nowhere near the heights of the Percherons.

Do continue to try your artistic hand; you will love the encounters. Your "Lùthmhor" feels as though he is running right out of the picture plane--I love the effect! Breaking that barrier of the edge always gives the feeling of being enveloped. Your bold colors bring life to what might otherwise be a mellow horse color to portray.

Your first try at drafts and tackling the action composition shows your bravery and confidence. If drafts might be one of your passions, paint (or pastel) on!

Be Well,
Deborah

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Deborah Nelson
03-20-2001, 01:22 PM
Hi Pat!

Yes, we made it here. I'm going to have to be even more careful about my schedule! This is soooo social.

Good luck on your camera! It will be fun. Snap lots and lots of the new babies. you never know when those "perfect" poses will come.

Be Well,
Deborah

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m_a_r_t_i_n
03-20-2001, 01:27 PM
Nice work Deborah I'm impressed, I like your colours in that one, almost a black and white but with subtleties of colour, did you use a monochrome underpainting?
Roan.. interesting that you should paint that piece to suit the dark lighting, I would never have thought of this, I would have thought of maybe adjusting the lighting, that is very clever http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

Deborah Nelson
03-20-2001, 01:38 PM
Thanks, Martin. In answer to an underpainting, no, I never tone down my background. In contrast to how many painters work, I learned in my scientific and technical illustration to actually leave many parts completely white to the end. I also like to have the white to allow a "light" to glow through if I like. It just seems to work for me.

If your reference to "underpainting" means working in layers, yes, I do paint in layers. It is not a monochrome layer, it is the beginning colors and values of the finished composition. Not all areas of a painting require the same number of layers. It varies from, leaving it at one layers when that is appropriate to up to seven layers. Mostly, it is somewhere inbetween. The top layers can be glazing or drybrush--it just depends on the effect.

Thanks again!
Deborah

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animal
03-20-2001, 04:49 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/eek.gif I really like this painting. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif It looks almost like a photo. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif I especially like the detail on the horses fur. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

Crias
03-21-2001, 12:13 AM
Your work is fantastic! I stopped by your web page too. Very nice! I look forward to seeing more works soon http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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Roan
03-21-2001, 06:09 AM
Originally posted by Deborah Nelson:
Do continue to try your artistic hand; you will love the encounters. Your "Lùthmhor" feels as though he is running right out of the picture plane--I love the effect! Breaking that barrier of the edge always gives the feeling of being enveloped. Your bold colors bring life to what might otherwise be a mellow horse color to portray.

Your first try at drafts and tackling the action composition shows your bravery and confidence. If drafts might be one of your passions, paint (or pastel) on!

Thanks for your comments, Deborah!

Actually, Lùthmhor is my second horse painting as well http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif I've been stuck doing nothing but people and dogs for eons, and I'd rather do horses :P

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<FONT face="Script MT Bold"><FONT COLOR="#AB4835"><FONT size="5">Roan</FONT s></FONT c></FONT f>
<FONT COLOR="#8A1010">"Bu shoilleir a dhreach, 's bu luath
Shiubhal: Sith-fada b'e ainm." --</FONT c>
<FONT size="1">"Shining his coat, and speedy
His pace -- Si-Fada his name."
Si-Fada = "long pace"</FONT s>
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LarrySeiler
03-21-2001, 07:46 AM
Nice mood....and orchestration of a unique composition! Excellence reached...the fitting bench mark!

-Larry

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Roan
03-21-2001, 08:52 AM
Deborah,

Btw, the gentleman who posted above is the man who did that plein air demo everyone on the EAG list loves so much.

Just thought I'd pass that along.

PS.
Larry, they really loved it :P

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<FONT face="Script MT Bold"><FONT COLOR="#AB4835"><FONT size="5">Roan</FONT s></FONT c></FONT f>
<FONT COLOR="#8A1010">"Bu shoilleir a dhreach, 's bu luath
Shiubhal: Sith-fada b'e ainm." --</FONT c>
<FONT size="1">"Shining his coat, and speedy
His pace -- Si-Fada his name."
Si-Fada = "long pace"</FONT s>
RoanStudio.com (http://RoanStudio.com) &lt;--- supply resources for pastelists!

LarrySeiler
03-21-2001, 09:07 AM
Thanks Roan...there'll be more this spring!
-Larry

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"Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do!" Edgar Degas

Deborah Nelson
03-21-2001, 05:57 PM
Thanks so much for the recent posts and critiques of my painting.

I have another one coming close to being finished--a six-horse Percheron hitch with wagon and teamsters. Really stirring up the dust!

And, Larry, thanks for your terrific demo. Once the EAG found out about you guys, we came on like locust.

Thanks again. Makes an artist NOT feel isolated http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

Be Well,
Deborah

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tammy
03-22-2001, 01:00 AM
Lovely Art. Yea, more horses. Don't hold em back! Welcome to WC.

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