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03-31-2011, 08:19 PM
Hi guys. I've been working on a pastel for a while so no scratchboards recently but here's the progress shots of my horse that Eilybaby requested for the swap/challenge

Original reference was my own


This is with the background scratched off and the horse nearly done

Watercolour for the horse

Oil paints for the sky and bushes

04-01-2011, 01:02 AM
Your background reminded me of the border collie piece you did... to that is how I guessed yours right :) Nice piece.

04-01-2011, 03:13 AM
A great combination of media put together so well! Nicely done Patrick!

04-01-2011, 07:07 AM
Patrick...how clever .. and a wonderful job.

04-01-2011, 09:03 AM
Never would have guessed this was yours....oh yeah that's right I didn't guess it! Lol Great job!

04-01-2011, 09:17 AM
I was able to guess your piece because of the background as well. Very cool!!

Harry Seymour
04-01-2011, 10:11 AM

04-01-2011, 10:26 AM
Very nice Patrick; I'd have never guessed.

04-01-2011, 08:49 PM
Thanks guys :) Actually, this is the fourth background I've done like this so I was thinking I'd be guessed more. Allan would have guessed if he'd tried (grrrr :lol: ) because he has one of mine with a background a bit like this.

04-02-2011, 03:58 AM
Gawd, can't remember which one I guessed was yours but def did not pick you doing this one - sneaky! It's a nice piece though!

Diane Cutter
04-03-2011, 08:25 AM
:lol: I'm also in the 'bad choosers' category. I had you down for another couple of choices. Cool piece...


04-03-2011, 09:53 AM
I love it Patrick, its beautiful! It has a home on my desk where it inspires me to get scratching!!! :)

04-03-2011, 05:29 PM
Nope! I'd never have thought this was yours Patrick - thats for sure. Looks like he was talking to you when you took the pic. Good job I especially like the way you did his mane:thumbsup:

04-03-2011, 09:34 PM
Who would have guessed...not I!!!

04-04-2011, 01:58 AM
Excellent work Patrick. Interesting combination of media. I think you are on to something.

Diana Lee
04-04-2011, 01:52 PM
Never would have guessed this was yours! What tool did you use to initially scratch the horse? This is so good!


04-04-2011, 10:47 PM
Thanks guys and I'm glad you like it Eilis. You know I adore yours!!

Diana, I would say it's 93.5% fibreglass brush, as light a touch as possible.

The second image with colour on the horse is too washed out, it's more like the final image which I think is pretty accurate.

In the guessing game I was very pleased that some people had put me down for the ones that Lorna and Diana did - that made my day!! :D

04-05-2011, 06:05 PM
Great piece Patrick! I didn't think this was yours at first but then I rememberd the cockrel you did with the blue oil paint background and then I had another look at the horse and then I knew it was yours!:D

04-05-2011, 08:45 PM
Yup, you definitely got me Irfan. Snuzy didn't though - my own missus :eek:


04-05-2011, 10:20 PM
Really nice horse, Patrick. I like the mixed media a lot.