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Jump like a Comet!

January 14th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

I had to wait to post this because the painting was a surprise and a Christmas present for my nephew’s wonderful wife. It’s the first formal horse portrait I have ever done and it was very exciting to pull it off. This is Comet, who is no longer a teenager, but he has been extremely well taken care of, and he obviously loves to jump. The reference photo for this portrait was taken at the Whidbey Island 2010 Horse Show.

I am very excited about painting horses and hope to add more to my body of work. I used to have horses of my own in the 1970’s and although I doubt that I will ever own another horse, I still love to watch them move, and thus, capture them in paint.

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  1. February 11th, 2011 at 21:55 | #1

    I love this horse painting. It’s a strong-line, bolder colour painting style.

  2. January 28th, 2011 at 05:53 | #2

    Wow! I’m awestruck by the way you’ve managed to capture the power, the grace, and the movement of a horse in mid-jump. Superb! I’ll hope to see more horse paintings in 2011.

  3. January 15th, 2011 at 07:00 | #3

    Breath-takingly perfect, Mimi!

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    January 15th, 2011 at 06:45 | #4

    Sue, races are TOO FAST! lol. I have tried to sketch horses from life, there’s no way I would do it as a race. 🙂

  5. January 15th, 2011 at 00:46 | #5

    This is fantastic Mimi. Great movement.

    I was supposed to go to the races on Thursday to sketch but… well you know how plans change. Maybe at the next meeting.

  6. January 14th, 2011 at 17:41 | #6

    I love the movement in this……..

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