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    12-08-2010, 01:50 AM
Tell me what you think about my latest horse painting!!

Hi everyone!! This is my latest painting of my horse Jack and me. I used acrylic paint and pastels on a canvas.Tell me what you think! Please be honest and tell me where it could have been improved. Please note that my hand in the painting still has not been completed, so that's why it looks a little odd..

My reference photo:
Jack 153 (2).jpg

Half finished:
august 006.jpg

Jack's completed head:
august 007.jpg

Half finished chest:
august 009.jpg

full 001.jpg

Detail - Hooves:
paint 001.jpg

- Tree:
paint 006.jpg

- Face:
paint 002.jpg

- Body:
paint 004.jpg

- Me and Jack:
paint 005.jpg

Sorry about all the pics!!
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    12-08-2010, 04:26 AM
Green Broke
Wow that is amazing
    12-08-2010, 10:29 AM
Very nice!
    12-08-2010, 12:30 PM
Very beautiful! Horses are so difficult to paint in detail, and you managed to!
    12-08-2010, 01:51 PM
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Do you want my honest opinion? As an artist? This painting has a lot of potential, but it lacks courage. The first photo show what looks like the beginnig of that but as you go forward, the overall effect becomes blurrier and less compelling. Can you look at it and decide what place is more important than the other and put more strength and empahsis there to help the viewer move into and out of the picture. A painting is not a photograph, so you can take liscence and direct the viewer through the artwork by emphasiszing some more and some less, using strong linear elements or areas that are much darker or lighter than others.
It IS a very nice work and I would never say this if I didn't think that you have the talent to strike out with a bit more bravery.
    12-08-2010, 04:09 PM
Thanks everyone, and I agree completely with tinyliny about the lack of courage. Painting is not 'my thing' though, I draw a lot more than I paint, but I wanted to try something colourful and this is the result!
    12-08-2010, 05:42 PM
I like it! But the only thing that I can offer is that you could maybe, around the legs, paint all the way TO the leg, not about 1cm away from the leg? I mean the white bit on the side of the leg (sorry I am very bad at explaining). Good work and keep it up!
    12-08-2010, 05:43 PM
Oh wait, is it just a sock on the hind leg?
    12-08-2010, 06:31 PM
yeah it is :) I must admit, it does look a little odd, but you can't have a three legged horse, right?
    12-08-2010, 06:35 PM
No you can't! Lol at first I thought, dude, paint to the lg, but then I saw that it wa sa sock lol, maybe add the TINYEST little bit of grey into the side of it to look like it has a little chading and to make it look like its noit juts the white canvas (sorry about my spelling, im typing too fast) lol

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