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Old 08-04-2007, 09:09 PM
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Summer Sun - Retired Rope Horse

This colored pencil, 11 x 14, from a photo taken in New Mexico while we lived there. We went then to Texas and now to Arizona.

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Old 08-04-2007, 09:36 PM
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Re: Summer Sun - Retired Rope Horse

Another very nice piece!
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Re: Summer Sun - Retired Rope Horse

Wow! I've never tried colored pencil, but seeing it used with such wonderful skill makes want to try it! You've done a beautiful job!
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Re: Summer Sun - Retired Rope Horse

You did an excellent job of conveying the horse as aged without getting to caught up in the details. I love the way he sort of blends into the background as though he's just sort of fading away.

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Re: Summer Sun - Retired Rope Horse

This is a beautiful piece... I love the predominant white throughout. From it I get the sense of strong sun and bleached out landscape (positive thing). Although the values are close, you've done a wonderful job of keeping this very alive and interesting!

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Re: Summer Sun - Retired Rope Horse

Beautiful horse. He appears happy to be free to do what he wants to do instead of having to work.
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Re: Summer Sun - Retired Rope Horse

Thanks everyone, for your comments.

About the values-that was a challenge to keep the feeling of intense summer sun and still get enough color in there. The piece itself has more range, but this is really close.

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Re: Summer Sun - Retired Rope Horse

This wonderful piece reminds me of a Michael Martin Murphy song, but I cannot remember which one, but the general theme was about not forgetting a old friend. He would not let the old horse be sold off for glue, instead he was going to take it to a pasture where he could let it live out it's life in piece and in all the sweet grass. This is a ghost of a horse, maybe that is the impresssion I got when I saw it. It is among my favorite pieces...It pleaseth thine eyes.
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Re: Summer Sun - Retired Rope Horse

This is very nice, you captured the feeling well.

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Missed this one. Jeri, this is really beautifully done!
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Thank you for your kind words .

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Re: Summer Sun - Retired Rope Horse

This is a wonderfully done drawing. Your work is very soft and pleasing. I use colored pencils as well, but I have only drawn a horse in the very first cp piece that I did a couple of years ago. I admire anyone who can do such a lovely job on drawing horses. Also, a very good job of using color to create a white horse!

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