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10-07-2014, 12:14 PM
I finally got back to finishing this painting of a friend's beautiful Arab Colt. I thought I might make a series of cards like this for horse lovers.

Grateful thanks to Nicole Emanuel for her beautiful photo.


D Akey
10-07-2014, 01:07 PM
Was that photo a portrait or just a springboard? I'm wondering about the white in the lower legs' white color, whether that's a desirable thing to have it asymmetrical. A portrait is a portrait and you replicate the original. But I rather like the asymmetry of the coloring.

Anyway, it's a spiffy drawing/painting. Great form. Very naturalistic, and the scratchy background makes it look all the tighter. Good job!!!!!

10-07-2014, 01:16 PM
Yep, the foal has 'white stockings' Mr Akey! :) :)

10-07-2014, 02:56 PM
Robyn, that is a gorgeous painting - the way you have captured the light is wonderful. I'm sure 'horsey' people or any animal lover would buy these cards.

10-07-2014, 04:03 PM
Thanks June, it looks like we're going horsey this week, though I did start him a while back! :)

10-07-2014, 04:44 PM
He's a beauty Robyn

10-07-2014, 08:00 PM
I just love your style of painting, Robyn. (Lol re the socks.)

How do you do the background? I've looked at your gallery and quite a few have that lovely scumbling effect. Very sketchy and illustrative. Do you use a certain brush for that?

Lovely idea making cards :)

10-08-2014, 01:31 AM
Stratospheric! You're super, dear Robyn!

10-08-2014, 03:20 AM
love the sense of such accurate anatomy, all the little knees, and angles so well realized but still has the "hand drawn" look that lets out the soul of the young foal. wonderful Robyn

10-08-2014, 07:31 AM
What a beautiful image....:cool::cool::cool::cool::cool:

Marilyn Anne
10-08-2014, 07:36 AM
What a darling well painted colt. Personality and life just emanates from this little guy!

10-08-2014, 08:26 AM
I love these little guys, and had some of my own horsey babies years ago. Thank you, Gary, yes, their legs are so beautiful, with their tiny hooves, knobbly knees and impossibly long bones. The stud up the road had some more babies this season and I got my own photos, so will have a crack at some more.

Thanks to everyone for popping in and making such great comments. :) :)

Hildee, I use a dry oil brush.

10-08-2014, 08:45 AM
Great painting (as always :o). Ciao

10-08-2014, 01:01 PM
hi Robyn, beautiful horse painting again. I missed that a lot. I hope you are well too. Glad I came in today and seen this great one. Hope one day I have chance to ride on a horse :)

10-11-2014, 02:35 AM
Great idea, and so pretty Robyn! I know they will enjoy the cards as they will be such a beautiful and exclusive gift.

10-11-2014, 04:34 AM
Hello Robyn,
Love this first one, looking forward to any others you do in the series.....
Hoping you will! Nicely done....
Take care friend,

10-11-2014, 10:52 AM
Hildee, I use a dry oil brush.

Thanks Robyn, I'll have a little play with that.

10-11-2014, 11:28 AM
Hello Robyn,
Love this first one, looking forward to any others you do in the series.....
Hoping you will! Nicely done....
Take care friend,

Thank you Steve, Alexandra, Pai and Andrea, I actually started this one a while back, but put it away, not sure it was working.

I opened it up again, and it's amazing how a fresh look .......

10-13-2014, 01:22 PM
Wonderful painting. Good movement and lots of light and dark with a great background to give your painting a lovely finish.

I too love horses having had four in times past including a foal from our mare. Your painting reminds me of him. Thanks.