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barnburner
02-14-2010, 11:38 AM
I have to be honest - I'm excited about this painting.
It came out, imo, with exactly the kind of feeling I wanted it to express.
Had a heck of a time with the horse. I really wanted the horse in there drinking from the river, because I felt it was a really important part of the painting, but I just could not get it right. I didn't want to use someone else's stencil for something I considered important to the painting, so, I finally resorted to my "reverse" technique.
1. I found a horse image, made a stencil of it, then, expanded the stencil until it was very big - then filled it in with paint.
2.With that as an oversized reference image, I painted a copy image, with no effort to keep the shape correct, just oversized.
3.Then I used the eraser to trim down the shape until I was happy with it.
4. I then made a stencil out of the oversized horse image I had just painted
5. In my painting, reduced the stencil that I had created, to the size I needed - and painted it in.
A little unorthadox, but, it works. :)

sabena
02-14-2010, 11:58 AM
Hi
I like this landscape is so calm and warm, beautiful painting:)

AT-TA
02-14-2010, 11:58 AM
Doesn't matter the process, barnburner, but you got a horse and it was not stolen...:) very pretty scene... deep and quiet and thought provoking.

Peter Pinckney
02-14-2010, 12:48 PM
You're right to feel pleased with this BB...........it's great!

:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

barnburner
02-14-2010, 01:17 PM
Hi
I like this landscape is so calm and warm, beautiful painting:)

Sabena, thank you so much.:)

barnburner
02-14-2010, 01:18 PM
Doesn't matter the process, barnburner, but you got a horse and it was not stolen...:) very pretty scene... deep and quiet and thought provoking.

I really appreciate that. Thanks!:)

barnburner
02-14-2010, 01:19 PM
You're right to feel pleased with this BB...........it's great!

:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Many thanks Peter. I truly appreciate your input. :)

iceaxe
02-14-2010, 01:19 PM
Tranquil restful sky and water. I like it

Valerie
02-14-2010, 01:40 PM
Well itis fabulous barnburner, very quite and and I could see myself there with the horse.

Evart
02-14-2010, 01:59 PM
I like the feel of this. Well done!

barnburner
02-14-2010, 03:44 PM
Tranquil restful sky and water. I like it

I'm glad you liked it. Thanks!:)

barnburner
02-14-2010, 03:45 PM
Well itis fabulous barnburner, very quite and and I could see myself there with the horse.

Valerie, thank you for your kind comment. :)

barnburner
02-14-2010, 03:45 PM
I like the feel of this. Well done!

Many thanks Evart. Much appreciated!:)

D Akey
02-14-2010, 04:42 PM
You saddled it up and broke it in! Great job. I share your sense of accomplishment when looking at the painting. Well done indeed. :):):)

Alexandra
02-14-2010, 05:17 PM
Wonderful painting Mike. Very calming and peaceful!:)

barnburner
02-14-2010, 05:17 PM
You saddled it up and broke it in! Great job. I share your sense of accomplishment when looking at the painting. Well done indeed. :):):)

Many thanks. Your kind comments are very much appreciated!

barnburner
02-14-2010, 05:24 PM
Wonderful painting Mike. Very calming and peaceful!:)

Alexandra, thank you so much. I'm glad you see what I felt it displayed.

paul_uk7
02-14-2010, 09:57 PM
Delightful painting, indeed.

JOSEPHINE.EARP
02-14-2010, 11:43 PM
I love this and if you dont mind I am just going down to the water to have a little cuddle with your horse I promise that I wont try to ride him as I cant ride He looks so friendly.Best wishes Jo x

yvan_c
02-15-2010, 12:29 AM
Very well done. Great atmosphere. I like it:cool:

barnburner
02-15-2010, 02:33 AM
Delightful painting, indeed.

Very much appreciated Paul.:)

barnburner
02-15-2010, 02:35 AM
I love this and if you dont mind I am just going down to the water to have a little cuddle with your horse I promise that I wont try to ride him as I cant ride He looks so friendly.Best wishes Jo x

By all means, spend all the time with him you want. He's truly a gentle soul, which is why he prefers to hang out in peaceful surroundings.
Thank you very much Jo!:)

barnburner
02-15-2010, 02:36 AM
Very well done. Great atmosphere. I like it:cool:

Thanks for your very kind comments Yvan.:)

byroncallas
02-15-2010, 02:42 AM
Beautiful. YoU SHOULD be happy with it. :):):):)

barnburner
02-15-2010, 06:22 AM
Beautiful. YoU SHOULD be happy with it. :):):):)

Thanks much. I'm glad my instincts weren't off track. :)

Belvrog
02-15-2010, 07:14 AM
You captured a great mood in this painting. Really well done Barnburner.

IrishRose
02-15-2010, 07:19 AM
Wow, I think I want to move there.. TODAY! I definitely feel the emotion!

barnburner
02-15-2010, 09:57 AM
You captured a great mood in this painting. Really well done Barnburner.

Thanks a lot for your kind comment.

barnburner
02-15-2010, 09:58 AM
Wow, I think I want to move there.. TODAY! I definitely feel the emotion!

Thank you so much Rose! I truly appreciate it. :)