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Kathrin G.
08-12-2011, 09:20 AM
I just finished my latest commission yesterday. This was one I really struggled with so I am glad to be done with it :o
It is 18 x 24 inch, painted on Ambersand Pastelboard with W&N Artist Acrylics.
The person who commissioned me is the boss in the studfarm I work in, so I really hope he likes it. But he is hard to please, so I am a nervous wreck till he sees it and hopefully likes it. Wish me luck :crossfingers:


08-12-2011, 10:20 AM
Oh my goodness Kathrin cutie...if he doesn't like it then there has to be something wrong with him, this is yet another 'absolute,phenomenal, stunner'.
This horse is so alive she comes off the page, seriously I can feel her breath
just dang gorgeous!!!

Girl you are the very best at what you do, I am awe struck every time. :clap: :clap: :heart:


Charlie's Mum
08-12-2011, 12:16 PM
Kathrin - I can only agree with Elaine ..... your work is excellent, very realistic, so I don't see how he can not like it!
Bravo to you! :clap: :clap: :clap:

08-12-2011, 01:21 PM
Ditto Ditto--Your portraits are stunning and perfecto!!

Marty Shay
08-12-2011, 02:26 PM
My goodness, is this a painting????!!!??? Beautiful, I looked for the painting thinking this had to be the reference photo. Gorgeous, if he is disappointed then there is no pleasing him (but I know exactly how you feel, I also "attract" the commissioners who are very hard to please). You did an outstanding job, face, eye, halter, nose just stunning--I love it. If he doesn't like it, I would so I'll send you my address and gladly hang it in my studio for inspiration :) . Let us know his comments.

Ms Nan
08-12-2011, 03:10 PM
Yes, let us know his reaction/acceptance of this wonderful painting. You shouldn't have to worry about a client accepting something this excellent.

08-12-2011, 05:53 PM
I bow my head and lift my hat to thee. Splendid, most splendid. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

You mind sharing your technique and steps? This would be a real treat.

08-12-2011, 06:13 PM
He's lovely, and the fur is so good, I feel I could reach out and stroke him!

08-13-2011, 02:26 AM

Kathrin G.
08-13-2011, 10:00 AM
Elaine, oh my dear friend, thank you so much for your lovely comment :heart:
Maureen, thank you so very much too :wave:
Ruthie, you too are sooooo kind, thank you :)
Janet, thank you :) Sometimes you would wonder if those customers are worth the hassle, wouldnt you.
Ms Nan, thank you :) :) Oh, I do worry with him :o Wont know till Tuesday or Wednesday, but yes, I will let you all know what he said.
Reinhard, thank you my friend :heart: I missed you around. Oh my work is still very much trial and error, but I can post some WIP images if someone would like to see them.
Marion, thank you very much :wave:
Wassi, thank you too :)

08-13-2011, 10:55 PM
For a second I thought I was looking at a photo. Talk about realism, you nailed it. That painting is wonderful-- beautiful !

08-13-2011, 11:09 PM
WOW!! ...seriously, you've done an amazing job!! :clap:

I know what you mean about commissions...but how could he not like it??

08-14-2011, 12:42 AM
:clap: :clap: I see you have not lost your touch, but have only grown and grown! Kathrin, as out of practice and far away from painting, as I am...this takes my breath away!! You paint my favorite things...and, lordy, would I love to see her!
(and pet that velvety nose) :heart:

08-14-2011, 12:52 AM

08-14-2011, 01:00 AM
Kathrin I liked her better with a blue nose...:D :D
Ditto, Ditto, all the above..a Wonderful Thoroughbred Beauty :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
I'm sure your boss will like it! :thumbsup:

Lady Carol
08-14-2011, 01:06 AM
Wonderful work. I especially like the sun behind the mare and the touch of light on the ears. Love the b/g colour.

08-14-2011, 06:26 PM
Thats brilliant Kathrin you are really talented, its a fantastic painting .

Kathrin G.
08-14-2011, 07:34 PM
Haptopaint, thank you :D
Deb, thank you very much :wave: Oh, you dont know my boss :eek:
Susan, Oh what a surprise :heart: I missed you sooooooooooooo much :heart: Thank you my dear friend :grouphug:
Sue, thank you :) That means a lot :wave:
Eric, haha, that blue nose was something else alright lol. Thank you :D
Carol, another much appreciated comment :) Thank you :)
Keith, thank you :D

08-15-2011, 06:30 AM
WOW! ....Katie that is awesome work .....you are so talented! :clap: :clap: :clap:

08-15-2011, 01:14 PM
:eek: WOW and WOW Kathrin!! This is Magnificent!!:clap: :clap: :clap:
I had no doubt it would be!!
He is so reallistic, you did a phenominal job with this mare!!!
I'm sure the owner will be more then thrilled with this gorgeous portrait!!!

Hey Susan, good to see you!!

Kathrin G.
08-16-2011, 06:25 AM
Thank you Anne :wave:
Thank you Kathie :D :wave: Gonna find out today or tomorrow what he thinks, so gonna let you know :o :crossfingers:

08-16-2011, 09:05 AM
pretty awesome. if he isnt happy he can just giddy-up.

Kathrin G.
08-16-2011, 10:27 AM
Thanks Keith :wave:

Well the framers had it finished today already so I took it into the stud to show to my boss. I was very nervous but I managed to keep a calm front.
He approved it :clap: :clap: :lol: :clap: :clap: Now I can relax :D Thanks everyone :wave:

08-16-2011, 01:54 PM
Bravo!! well done!:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :clap: :clap:

chammi kaiser
08-17-2011, 04:43 AM
Kathrin - beautiful horse , beautiful painting. That says it all. Love it.

Kathrin G.
08-17-2011, 02:07 PM
Thank you Mary :wave: and you too Chammi :wave:

08-17-2011, 03:10 PM
Hi Kathrin

a really wonderful painting "nach meiner meinung, ausgezeichnet"


08-17-2011, 06:27 PM
Es ist gerade zu gut Kathrin!!! Deine Pferden-Portraits sind fabelhaft und lass dir von niemandem etwas anderes sagen! Glücklich war dein Boss mit einverstanden mit uns allen, sonst würde ich mir einen anderen Boss suchen ;)
Ganz gut gemacht liebe Kathrin, du hast eine wunderbare Gabe!! :)

Herzlichen Grüß,

08-17-2011, 09:48 PM
Absolutely stunning!

Kathrin G.
08-18-2011, 02:57 PM
Thank you Andy :heart: and Aari :heart:
Sooo sweet of both of you :heart: :D :wave:
Thank you too Virginia :wave: :)

08-20-2011, 06:41 PM
You really hit the bullseye here! Split an arrow in fact. Outstanding work! If your client doesn't like it just post his email address. :D

Kathrin G.
08-23-2011, 02:04 PM
Thank you Chris :heart: :wave: