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GC
03-22-2001, 12:51 AM
16 x 20 Acrylic on stretched canvas.
As those that know me already know, Unorthodox and magical is my objective with most subject matter.
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Detail:
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Thanks for looking & Comments

Ginette

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wendee
03-22-2001, 02:56 AM
lovely..and i think it looks magical http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

Roan
03-22-2001, 06:11 AM
Don't see much that would be unorthodox about this painting, but it definitely is magical!

I keep looking for a unicorn horn http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

Very nice painting and I especially like your handling of the light filtering through the forelock and mane. Gives it a halo effect.

Wonderful :P

Hrm, are poppies okay for a horse to eat? Can't help wondering if they are toxic or not.

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<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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Barbara
03-22-2001, 06:58 AM
Ginette:
I love it! Very different. It looks like a watercolor to me (I work in watercolor) the way those colors run together. I especially like the way he's standing on the side of a hill and I am not sure how you accomplished that feeling with very little background space but its there. I also love the perspective. Like we are sitting down in that field of poppies enjoying the day with him.
(P.S. him eating the poppies is what makes it magical -- turns him those psychedelic colors ! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
Barb

Roan
03-22-2001, 08:42 AM
Originally posted by Barbara:
(P.S. him eating the poppies is what makes it magical -- turns him those psychedelic colors ! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

ROFL, BARB!!!!!

I was thinking along the same lines http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif



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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!

Gary B
03-22-2001, 09:12 AM
Ginette...

Of course you know, I've aways been in love with this painting.
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One of my favorites of yours. Indeed there was something magical going on as you were painting this.
Gary

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Shirl
03-22-2001, 11:05 AM
This is very magical. I too was imagining it was a unicorn. Hey, could be! Wonderful Ginette.

Shirl

GC
03-22-2001, 01:08 PM
Thanks everybody for your vote of confidence.
I am not sure if the horses actually eat the poppies, but I do know that in various European countries, including Spain they do graze on fields of poppies.

I am planning on doing a similar painting again.

Thanks
Ginette

GC
03-22-2001, 01:13 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Roan:
[B]Don't see much that would be unorthodox about this painting, but it definitely is magical!

I guess what I thought to be somewhat unorthodox is the perspective and the environment.
Most horse paintings I see are more traditional... Horse Head.. or Horse in action in sport...

Thanks for the great feedback.

Ginette<u>Text</u><u>Thanks for the great feedback.</u>

Wolfhound
03-22-2001, 03:17 PM
This is a pleasure to look at - i wish i had that kind of imagination http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif The light through his tail is particularly well done.
i hope you dont think I'm being too picky but i get the feeling that the background poppies were painted on after the horse was complete because there is a "poppy free" edge around the horse. perhaps it would be possible to paint poppies to the edge of his legs and disapearing behind them? Then you would have a clearer impression of the horse being in front of the background - what do you think?

GC
03-22-2001, 03:44 PM
i hope you dont think I'm being too picky but i get the feeling that the background poppies were painted on after the horse was complete because there is a "poppy free" edge around the horse. perhaps it would be possible to paint poppies to the edge of his legs and disapearing behind them? Then you would have a clearer impression of the horse being in front of the background - what do you think?[/B]

Actually not picky at all rather well observed.
I knew from the beginning that I would paint the poppies in there, but after applying a light green coat I drew in the horse and gessoed it. Then I did the background. I was afraid if I get too much green or even red from the poppy sin the horse area, It would somehow show through. This was my first painting of this kind. Now I think next time I just paint away in the background and apply gesso over the areas that I want to cover later, or I just have to be more exact when painting things in later... like getting the to the edges etc. better. Sometimes I paint like a mad person, it all depends on my mood.
My blood pressure goes up and I get so excited that I lack patience. Other time I can fiddle with stuff for ever.

The thing about this painting is, that it is one of those, where fixing a problem is really not important, because the mistakes or problems are part of it's innocence and charm.

I have learned from it, for my next one.
Thanks for the input.

Ginette

Roan
03-22-2001, 05:06 PM
Originally posted by GC:
. . .The thing about this painting is, that it is one of those, where fixing a problem is really not important, because the mistakes or problems are part of it's innocence and charm.

Might I say that you, Ginette, are very wise and someone who knows when to say "quit".



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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!

GC
03-22-2001, 07:08 PM
Originally posted by Roan:
Might I say that you, Ginette, are very wise and someone who knows when to say "quit".




Thank You, Roan. That's one of the nicest things someone said to me in a long time.
I am very flattered.

Ginette

Mayet Ankh
03-23-2001, 05:15 AM
Ginette,
This is lovely! I am going through a cropping stage myself - so I really like the composition here.

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GC
03-24-2001, 12:39 AM
Originally posted by Mayet Ankh:
Ginette,
This is lovely! I am going through a cropping stage myself - so I really like the composition here.


Thanks Mayet,

The unusual composition with the back cropped is also part of what I like about the painting.

One of the post mentioned about the feeling of sitting in the grass close to the horse, observing.
That is exactly what I wanted that kind of feeling. I also wanted it to give the feeling of a peaceful summer morning.

Ginette

ReNae
03-24-2001, 07:01 AM
Ginette - my daughter absolutely loves this horse, she calls it her rainbow horse! I really like how you've incorporated the colors into the white of the horse and the light shimmering through her mane!

Warmth,
ReNae

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GC
03-24-2001, 05:23 PM
Originally posted by ReNae:
Ginette - my daughter absolutely loves this horse, she calls it her rainbow horse!
Warmth,
ReNae


"Rainbow Horse" I like that!
Glad you like it.

Ginette

m_a_r_t_i_n
03-25-2001, 07:47 AM
This is a fantastic painting, I love your colours http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

sajemak
03-25-2001, 11:55 AM
This is beautiful! Do you have more paintings that we could look at? Or maybe a website? I love the colors you used in the stallion.

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bbbilly1326
03-26-2001, 12:19 AM
Beautiful colors, and I really appreciate the intimacy and originality of the perspective, but the painting is so enchanting, it makes me want to see more of the horse and the setting http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif.
Bill

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GC
03-26-2001, 03:39 PM
Originally posted by sajemak:
This is beautiful! Do you have more paintings that we could look at? Or maybe a website? I love the colors you used in the stallion.


Thansk for all the praise.
I will do more Horse paintings with the magical feel to it.
Yes I do have a web site.


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tammy
03-26-2001, 05:01 PM
To my great distress, I almost missed this one. Great color and subject. I absolutely love it!

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GC
03-26-2001, 07:01 PM
Originally posted by tammy:
To my great distress, I almost missed this one. Great color and subject. I absolutely love it!


Thanks Tammy... your praise is well received!

Ginette