from a dad's view

Horse – Watercolor

HorseeyeI started this last night for my daughter. She loves horses and is off to college to become a vet tech, specializing in equine breeding or therapy. I know it’s similar to the predator painting, but I think she’ll love it. It’s almost finished with just a few more hair details to be placed under the eye and jaw. Thanks for visiting!

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20 responses

  1. Ryan….absolutely, positively beautiful! Oh my.

    October 20, 2009 at 6:21 am

  2. I have never been able to draw or paint. I love how this image creates depth and a feeling of 3 dimensions.

    October 20, 2009 at 10:01 am

  3. metaphase

    Well, great job again, bro. I love this burst of creativity in you lately!

    October 20, 2009 at 12:47 pm

  4. Being a city girl, I’m a little fearful of horses! They are such big, strong creatures. But I do like to look at them and certainly respect their size and power.

    I can feel both the power of the horse and the softness of his face. Love the reflections in the eye.

    Your daughter is very lucky to have such a great dad!
    And you are amazingly talented.

    October 20, 2009 at 6:49 pm

  5. Thanks for stoping by my blog, your painting is really awsome, very realistic and natural. I like the colours you use, very rich. I wonder what watercolor paint you use?

    October 21, 2009 at 2:09 am

  6. Thanks everyone! Wow what a day, almost 100 visits to my blog in one day. That might be small change for some of you, but for me that’s a great day.

    Leslie, you have been so helpful and yes I set the url to link the paintings, click away to enlarge them.

    Carol your fear of horses is justified, they are powerful, even the cute little fuzzy ones, but they also can be amazing creatures and friends that you have to respect.

    Thanks Sis (metaphase), your photography is amazing and I’m still waiting for my signed original!

    Welcome Francis Jong, this painting started with watercolors, but then I added acrylic to give some richness. But all other paintings were painted by reeves watercolor, very inexpensive, that I was testing for future students.

    October 21, 2009 at 5:04 am

  7. Bro

    Another creative masterpiece lil bro –
    A fact – you have an extraordinary ‘eye’ for artistic talent.
    luv ya,
    bro

    October 21, 2009 at 5:48 am

  8. Leslie thanks for the suggestions on watercolor paint. She has suggested either Cotman which is Winsor Newton’s student grade watercolor or KOI watercolor sets. She says that they respond to salt and other technics much better than REEVES. I use Winsor on paintings to sell or for family but most on the blog were done with the reeves set. Thanks fellow bloggers for any suggestions.

    October 22, 2009 at 4:33 am

  9. Your attention to detail is incredible and so is this painting. I have a ‘thing’ about eyes and this is so compelling as well as unique, with the reflected horses. Please don’t worry about it being similar to the predator painting – you do this so extraordinarily well – don’t stop!

    October 22, 2009 at 7:41 am

  10. I absolutely love this Ryan ( I sure hope that’s your name, I snooped so I could address you properly)! I really like your decision to leave the top left corner white. I think it adds a lot to focus the viewer on the action in the eye. Well done!!!

    October 23, 2009 at 6:12 pm

  11. Thanks always June, Your quite the motivator!

    Thank you Geri, and you are correct on my name… and a little snooping never hurt anybody. Thank you for your compliments also.

    October 26, 2009 at 9:23 am

  12. what a wonderful composition… i also love horses and am very particular about horse paintings. this one is wonderful. r.

    October 28, 2009 at 10:18 am

  13. joz1234

    wow! love it!Is this completely in watercolor? I don’t know much, but this is amazing to me! When I think of watercolors, I think of my Roseart or Crayola paint by number watercolors…apparently I have a lot to learn. 🙂

    October 30, 2009 at 9:55 am

  14. Thank you Joz1 for your comments. It is almost all watercolor except for the eye. I had to use some acrylics on the horses reflected in the eye.

    October 30, 2009 at 10:59 am

  15. your work is beautiful!

    November 3, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    • Thank you Ujwala, and hope you return to visit.

      November 4, 2009 at 5:57 am

  16. Karen

    This is beautiful. So much “more” than just an image of a horse. I’m sure your daughter will treasure it.
    Karen

    November 4, 2009 at 10:48 am

  17. Thank you Karen. She was thrilled, but she’s thrilled with anything involving a horse, so I’m not sure it had that much to do with my painting.
    Do you have a blog that I can visit?

    November 4, 2009 at 10:53 am

    • Yes I do, apparently I didn’t know that you couldn’t click on my name to get to my blog, it’s thewhiteswan.wordpress.com, but all should be fixed now,
      Karen

      November 5, 2009 at 10:41 am

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