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    07-17-2011, 07:52 AM
Win a portrait of your horse

(mods - you can move to another section if required, I wasn't sure exactly where to put this)

As some may know, I am a professional pet portrait artist. Usually I don't offer any freebies at all, and will occasionally give a discounted price. However, I have recently begun working on a new surface and would like to build up my portfolio on this surface.
I thought that it might be a good chance for a HorseForum member to get a portrait done - so, I have decided to run a competition for members to win a free portrait of their horse.
The portrait will be a 16"x12" head study in pastel, valued at AU$130. The winner will pay postage costs, but get the portrait for free. I ship worldwide so location is not an issue, and postage will cost approximately AU$20. Postage cost must be paid before I commence the drawing - I will convert to your currency, and you may pay by direct bank transfer, cheque or paypal.

To be in the running, I would like members to post ONE photograph of their horse's head/neck that they would like drawn, and tell me in under 250 words why you think your horse deserves to have a portrait done.

My website is Home - Horse & Hound Artistry for those who have not seen my work, or check out my art journal in the art section of HF.

Good luck!!
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    07-17-2011, 08:48 AM
Were do we submit our entries?

Thank you.
    07-17-2011, 08:53 AM
On this thread is fine, or if you prefer, you can PM me.
    07-17-2011, 09:02 AM
I think my horse Dealer should get a free portriate because he is such a wonderful horse. He is my first horse and has brought me on from a almost complete novice to jumping 70cm courses in the space of a few months, at 16hh he is a gentle giant. He is teaching my 5 year old brother to ride and has not put on foot wrong yet! He is such a complient angel of a horse , he takes everything in his stride. He is also a nanny to the yards yearlings and baby goats. He has came a long way from being a neglected little 3 year old to big super-star. He has done everything from Jumping to even a bit on polo. He is a amazing horse who everyone adores ,he has such a lovely personality and for a Heinz 57 is a bit of a looker too! I couldnt of wished for a better first horse and I really hope I have him for years to come!
    07-17-2011, 09:14 AM
Hey I'm assuming we post in here?
I don't have a favourite head shot but here are 2 to pick from:

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Taj Mahal.
I don't know where to start. He really was one of a kind. He came to me as a free horse because his owner didnt have much time with three kids. He was hard headed and determined.
Together we learnt to work as a team and did grow together in the short time we had. Taj came to me when I was 18 he was 21.
We went everywhere, mustering was a favourite but also the road trips, me and that old man did a lot together.
Five years of faith and trust, I could be 45 minutes from home on dark and I knew no matter what came at us on the blind corner back roads, he would get me home safely.

Recently he was poisoned (accidently apparently they didnít read the warning labels) by 14%feed lot (cattle feed medicated to help their rumin digestion with Menosin ( ? ))
He was treated by the vet and n expense spared for bags upon bags of feed to help him get better. He was getting better but the property owners dropped more feed and there wasnít anything that could be done.

Had Taj not gotten sick he would still have had 3-4 years left in him. Taj was only with me for 5 years but they are truly years I will never forget, he was the most loyal trusted animal I have had the pleasure of meeting and I would love something so special to remember him by.
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    07-17-2011, 09:15 AM
I think my horse and I deserve to be drawn because when I was younger I was diagnosed with Bio-cranial syntosis, which makes my head flat, and I canít do anything that would risk me hitting my head, like horse riding. Ever since I was young I wanted to ride horses, and now my dream has come true. My Pop gave me Joe [my horse] to me for Christmas, and that is a day I will never forget; after many lease ponies, Joe was the first horse to call my own. He was an abandoned OTT racehorse, and I was a 14yo girl with a dream. We have both come so far, even after me being in the hospital from him bolting and rearing, which upset my mum a bit. I think we deserve to get drawn because we both went against the odds to achieve what we have, and that really inspires me every day to live out my full potential and wake up in the morning with a smile on my face.

The picture is off my mobile/:

Thank you for the opportunity to win a painting, you are very talented.
    07-17-2011, 09:16 AM
*i deleted the bottom pic but it refuses to be left out apparently LOL
    07-17-2011, 09:20 AM
Great entries guys, keep them coming!

You have until the 31st July to get them all in
    07-17-2011, 09:24 AM
Lol your going to have a hard time picking and going to be FLOODED with them :) good luck!
    07-17-2011, 11:11 AM
Green Broke
Our boy Trojan.

I bought Trojan as a gift for my fiance. Jace had never been horsey until he met me. He was head over heels in love with my horses and I knew he wanted one to call his own. I had heard the words "when I get my own horse..." many times before deciding that it was time to make his dream come true.

For the next 8 months Jace and Trojan were the terrible twosome. They were both mischievous and hilarious. The time they spent together was always wonderful to watch. TJ was Jace's horse through and through.

In August of 2010 we noticed that all was not well. Trojan was having tremors and at times appearing to have trouble standing. We had him seen by a vet who discovered that TJ was in a substantial amount of pain, emanating from a spinal injury he had suffered as a youngster.

We attempted to manage his pain. However, after more observation and another vet visit it became apparent that he was hurting more than ever. He was only going to get worse. We made the hardest decision a horse owner will ever make. Trojan was laid to rest on the 26th of October.

Trojan was not just a horse. He was a trusted friend. Not a day goes by that he is not deeply missed. What better way to keep him with us than to have him immortalised in a beautiful piece of art?


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