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post #21 of 40 Old 05-14-2012, 02:10 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you all! You gotta love those 'happy accidents' :) I haven't done any more painting since my last post but plan to tomorrow. So I'll post some more pics then.
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post #22 of 40 Old 05-14-2012, 07:03 AM
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Lovely work here! I've love to see lots of progress pictures please! Especially when it comes to the horses themselves.

In response to the extreme dished-ness of the faces, I do see some arabs that are naturally like that in photos in real life.

Looking forward to seeing more stuff.
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post #23 of 40 Old 05-14-2012, 08:52 PM
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Your work is beautiful! How did a sheik find you? I think that is great! Loved looking at all your work and how you perfect it.
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Ok - I've got the next progress photo. I spent most of today working on the tent and planned to put some color over the horses this evening.

BUT, I received a call from the sheik this evening. He wanted to tell me that he didn't like the clouds and preferred that I start over on a fresh canvas. *headdesk* Seriously??

I am so sad right now. I loved my clouds. Not to mention all the work I'm going to have to re-do

I'm going to try and see if I can talk him into changing his mind but if he won't then I guess I'm going to have to suck it up and begin again. I'm so sorry for the set back! Ugh! And I had JUST reached the point in the painting when things usually start moving along quickly...I had just gotten all the tedious, boring 'stuff' out of the way. This is painful, you guys...

Anyway, *big sigh*...here's what I had gotten done today. The tent top and sides were mainly finished. I had just started working on the little objects inside the tent when he called Then, my plan was to put on a glaze when it dried to make the tent top darker and to create the deep shadow inside the tent.

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post #25 of 40 Old 05-14-2012, 11:01 PM
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Oh wow, that is so...unfortunate. I really like the clouds! They are...perfect!

Don't throw that picture away, you need to finish it and keep it for yourself!

Beautiful work. I don't know how in the world you do it. I don't understand all the shading and layers and stuff that comes with "texturizing" but this is just lovely and breathtakingly stunning.
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post #26 of 40 Old 05-14-2012, 11:41 PM
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Well, now you not only have a lovely painting to go on your wall, but another great example of your work. You could also sell it, it would be gone in no time What a pity, I loved those clouds...
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post #27 of 40 Old 05-14-2012, 11:44 PM
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Definitely keep this one for yourself. Change the colors of the mares to make it even more different ;)
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Lovely work here! I've love to see lots of progress pictures please! Especially when it comes to the horses themselves.

In response to the extreme dished-ness of the faces, I do see some arabs that are naturally like that in photos in real life.

Looking forward to seeing more stuff.
I will definitely be posting frequent progress photos for ya'll. And if it turns out that I DO have to start this painting over I'll be sure to post more photos showing my canvas prepping and image transfer process as well!

And yes, it's really not as uncommon as some may think to see an Arab with a really extreme dishy face. And it is very desirable.
Although, I do realize that it's not everyone's cup of tea - and there's nothing wrong with that!

Here are just a few of my favorite extreme Arabs:

Pianissima (I've met her multiple times in person and she is truly exquisite!)
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QR Marc - really pretty face and tons of style!

WH Justice - a total spitfire of a stallion :)

Justice's first baby and one of my all-time favorite mares. Panarea by Palawan

Ajman Moniscione - Really extreme face.

Arbiteur - beautiful World Cup Supreme Champion stallion.

BUT - I do think my artwork tends to be a tad bit too extreme. I have really been trying to paint more realistically...but old habits are hard to break! And I struggle finding the 'happy medium' of having a painting that is extreme enough to sell well, AND be believably realistic. I'll get there someday. I hope!

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Your work is beautiful! How did a sheik find you? I think that is great! Loved looking at all your work and how you perfect it.
Thank you so much, GreySorrel!! He saw some of my artwork on facebook and contacted me about painting for him. That was a few years ago and this is actually the fifth painting that he has commissioned from me :)
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^^Whoa!! I posted that nearly 45min ago and it just now finally came up?? My computer was being fussy and I had thought I had lost my post.

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Oh wow, that is so...unfortunate. I really like the clouds! They are...perfect!

Don't throw that picture away, you need to finish it and keep it for yourself!

Beautiful work. I don't know how in the world you do it. I don't understand all the shading and layers and stuff that comes with "texturizing" but this is just lovely and breathtakingly stunning.
Thank you all so much. I am so glad I posted a thread here for this painting. I really appreciate all your support! (Especially now). So thank you!!

I will definitely keep and finish this one! SunnyDraco - great idea about painting the mares different colors(maybe a liver chestnut w/ flaxen and chrome and a light dapple grey?). I'll probably remove the falcons too (because they're hard) and maybe add another dog. Who knows?
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lol about the clouds. Typical eh?

At moments like that, I just think, '**** learning curves'.
Just gotta move on and learn from it.
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