Equusketch, coming form YOU , that's a fine compliment.
I am really kind of proud of this protrait. It wasn't easy. I did three sketches before I had one that looked right. Transferred that with tracing paper to the watercolor paper and painted. The painting alone was three hours. Anyway . . . .. onward.
I did one portrait of Oconley' beautiful golden draft/mix horse but we both agreed that the nose was too Roman. So, using the same picture I redid it and tried to stay truer to the nose, which has a only a slight Roman bend. In the second portrait I ended up making the eyeball a little too large. Zues does have a large eye area , but it looks large because the eye is surrounded by darker skin. In my picture, I got the eyeball it'self a bit too large. However, I think it makes him look very adorable and is a minor imperfection.
Here is Zues in all his glory!
This is an older horse, maybe 26? The client commissioned me to do a portrait of him for his owner, her friend, becuase she wanted her friend to have something special to remember him by after he is gone.