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Kathrin G.
01-30-2012, 07:57 AM
This is my 7th horse painting and my latest commission off the easel. The portrait is of Sadler's Wells, the stallion who virtually made the studfarm I am working for.
I had the pleasure to meet him a good few times and this boy left an imprint on my heart. He passed away at the grand age of 30 last year after being retired from Stud duties for a few years already. I miss him and I shall even miss this painting of him. Somehow I connected with him through this :heart:

Anyway, this painting is off to its new home today.
Painted on 18x24 inch Ambersand Pastelboard with W&N Artist Acrylics

I hope you like it and any C+C appreciated even though nothing can be changed on this one anymore.


01-30-2012, 08:08 AM
Kathrin, what would you change in a work that needs not changing but is there to be admired. Like it very much. You are a real master/dame in acrylics and horses for sure.

Kathrin G.
01-30-2012, 08:21 AM
Oh I missed you my friend :heart: :wave: :heart: So good to see you :grouphug:
Thank you sooooooooooooo much. Your kind words make me blush, they mean so much :heart:

01-30-2012, 08:36 AM
Oh gosh Kathrin, what a gorgeous painting...a wonderful tribute...bravo!!!! :-)

01-30-2012, 09:01 AM
Kathrin .....that is awesome ..... you have captured a lovely gentleness about him. Great work! :clap:

chammi kaiser
01-30-2012, 09:08 AM
Kathrin. What a stunning job you have done on this lovely horse. Love his hairstyle. The owner must be delighted to have such a painting, particularly as you were able to know the horse personally and thus bring an understanding of his personality into the painting. Love it.

Kathrin G.
01-30-2012, 09:50 AM
Thank you Soni :wave:
Anne, thank you :)
Chammi, thanks a million :wave:

The owner of the painting hasnt seen the actual finished painting yet. But he loved the WIP photo on my other halfes phone so much, he payed for it there and then already :D He is getting it later on today though. He knew that horse more than anyone else did. So once I hear his final approval, it will mean the world to me :crossfingers:

01-30-2012, 09:58 AM
Hi my sweet Kathrin :heart: , you always give such pleasure in your paintings, your talent is breathtaking and this is right in line with that. He's just beautiful and I'm sure in person this will knock the owner off his feet, I'll bet he'll be speechless when his eyes first connect with this magnificent portrait of his horse. I'm sure he'll be deeply touched. Gorgeous just Love it!


01-30-2012, 10:33 AM
Beautiful Kathrin!! I love it.. you really bring these fellas to life on the canvas!! I'm sure the client is overjoyed!

01-30-2012, 11:05 AM
I agree with all my girlfriends, just beautiful !

01-30-2012, 01:04 PM
He's gorgeous. A beautiful painting. well done.

Lady Carol
01-30-2012, 03:46 PM

01-30-2012, 06:06 PM
Beautiful Job! I love it! :D

01-30-2012, 06:22 PM
great portrait Kathrin

01-30-2012, 09:07 PM
A wonderful job! Love the little cowlicky part of the hair!

01-30-2012, 11:21 PM
You do have a way with horses. Very nice IMHO. Quite exceptional.

01-31-2012, 11:28 AM
Outstanding and what everyone else said. :clap: :thumbsup: Great that you knew him personally. You've captured a look of quiet intelligence and kindness...not traits usually associated with stallions. I can see why you miss him. :crying: Your personal painting of him is something to look forward to. I don't follow throughbreds closely but knew he was a legend. Maybe one of his sons will follow in his footsteps.

01-31-2012, 12:54 PM
Wow, he's a lovely guy!

Charlie's Mum
01-31-2012, 01:07 PM
Knowing your dedication to the horses and to your painting Kathrin, I'd expect nothing less than this amazing work.

:clap: :clap: :clap:

01-31-2012, 03:18 PM
he is a beauty

Ms Nan
01-31-2012, 05:19 PM
Outstanding portrait. You can be proud to have produced such a marvelous painting.

Kathrin G.
01-31-2012, 06:13 PM
Thank you all soooooooooooo much for taking the time to look and comment :heart: It is so much appreciated :heart:

02-01-2012, 06:00 PM
Great work.

02-01-2012, 08:08 PM

Kathrin G.
02-03-2012, 02:46 AM
Thank you querin :wave: and Coralie :wave:

02-04-2012, 05:31 PM
A thoroughbred painting of a fine horse . That's the standard I'll aim for!

Kathrin G.
02-05-2012, 07:39 AM
Thank you Neil :heart: :wave:

02-05-2012, 03:58 PM
Kathrin- this work, as well as the others at your website are simply exceptional! Enjoyed very much!


Marty Shay
02-07-2012, 01:00 AM
There is nothing to change, Kathrin, even if you still had him. What a gorgeous painting, his eyes and face come alive.

02-07-2012, 02:13 PM
Very, very nice you did a wonderful job on him

Kathrin G.
02-08-2012, 03:06 PM
Thank you Rob, Janet and Rosanne :wave: Very much appreciated :heart:

02-08-2012, 06:12 PM
Great painting! I love it :clap:

Kathrin G.
02-09-2012, 04:21 PM
Thank you Paula :wave: :D

02-11-2012, 01:39 PM
Just Gorgeous Kathrin! I want to just give a good scratch!

Kathrin G.
02-12-2012, 01:14 PM
Thank you so much Ruthie :heart: :wave:

02-12-2012, 06:35 PM
very lovely

Kathrin G.
02-13-2012, 06:07 PM
thank you :wave:

02-14-2012, 10:45 PM
Animals do have personalities, and you brought your love into this work.
A beautiful horse and a beautiful painting.


Kathrin G.
02-16-2012, 01:47 PM
Thank you my friend :heart:

Damian D
02-16-2012, 07:56 PM
Kathrin, this is absolutely gorgeous.:thumbsup:

Kathrin G.
02-17-2012, 01:47 PM
Thank you very much Damian :D :wave:

02-17-2012, 01:54 PM
Katrin, what a moving story...congratulations on a beautiful piece! I'm sure a fair amount of work was involved and I'm guessing that it will be difficult to part with this one. You're a real trooper! God Bless!

02-17-2012, 02:00 PM
you really have a beautiful gift! and the gift you give to the owner of this beautiful boy is beyond price tags.

Do you have any process pictures of your horse paintings? Im in such awe, I would really love to see how something like this comes together.

02-17-2012, 02:10 PM
Tres bon, mon amour !