Monday, May 25, 2009

Andalusian Stallion

I don't like working on more than one painting at a time but I had to start this horse so I would have an entry at the Emerald Downs show this year. I have gotten more done on Duggie the Doxie but haven't scanned it yet.

This is Hostal, a friend of mine's Andalusian Stallion who passed away a couple of years ago. He was amazing...and very much missed. This was from my last photo shoot with him. I wanted to have him back lit to give him a glow that he seemed to radiate on his own. He had a big presence about him. This is acrylic on gessoboard, 11 x 14 and all underpainting so far so a bit in the messy stage.


Toni-Marie Hudson said...

Looks fabulous already. I recognized it as Hostal straight away. Poor lad!!

Stallions always seem to have a certain presence....thats what I love about them.

Kerry said...

Your work is truly outstanding and this stallion portrait promises to be really excellant! Can't wait to see it finished!

Karen Hargett said...

Oh this is going to be good!

Dee Dee said...

Thanks you guys, as you 3 know it is slow going at this stage but eventually it starts to come together!