from a dad's view


Some details still needed in the faces and fence, but I thought you might want to see where I’m at with the horses. This is a 20″ x 24″ Acrylic on canvas. I haven’t spent a lot of recent time on it due to being extremely busy. I hope you enjoy and please comment, even if it is to critic. It will soon be for sale on etsy or somewhere on the web. Please comment whether good or bad. Thanks

14 responses

  1. wow this is wonderful as all your paintings are. Keep up the good work
    peace n abundance,

    November 19, 2009 at 12:29 pm

  2. Thanks CheyAnn (very cool name by the way).,
    I’m working on a Thanksgiving painting to donate to my church at this time, for a silent auction or to sell for the church’s needs. I hope to post it soon. Thanks again and I hope you keep visiting!

    November 19, 2009 at 12:51 pm

  3. This is beautiful, Ryan. I am going to get that cheap set of Reeves and play with it a little over my break from classes. I like what you do with it….Mine will probably be a catastrophe. One of the things that really makes this even more interesting is the variety of color in the piece. Nice job!

    November 19, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    • Actually Leslie these are windsor and Blick brand acrylics. The reeves set is what I use for the watercolors that I’ve tested.
      But I’ve got a sneaky feeling, even with acrylics you’ll kick butt!

      November 19, 2009 at 9:20 pm

      • Whoops! I see now you put acrylics up there.Thanks .

        November 20, 2009 at 12:49 pm

  4. Hi Ryan,

    The horses look great to me, but I do have two questions.
    1. How come the 2nd horse from the left doesn’t have the thing on his nose. (Sorry, don’t know what that’s called. Bridle?) What if he runs away since he’s not tethered to the fence.
    2. What is the first horse on the left whispering to the 2nd horse?

    Oops! That was 3 questions. I hope I’m not penalized.

    I do love the way you handled the perspective of the horses. Since they are being viewed from (mostly) the front, you’ve managed to capture the mass of the horse without them looking weird.

    I think it’s a terrific painting.

    November 19, 2009 at 6:09 pm

  5. Wow, the horses looks really real to me. Great painting and beautifully done

    November 24, 2009 at 6:24 pm

  6. leicalady

    It’s great! Horses are hard to get right. We have nine and have always loved them.

    November 25, 2009 at 8:54 am

  7. I salute you as someone who has never painted with acrylics and certainly never attempted such a beautiful beast as a horse.

    In this awesome painting Ryan, you clearly demonstrate not only your technical skill with the paint medium, but also your knowledge of horses – their coats are so realistic it’s easy to imagine a little ripple of muscle beneath their coats – you’ve captured their very souls!

    December 2, 2009 at 9:15 am

  8. Didn’t it turn out fantastic. You did a tremendous job on it, thank you for sharing with us.

    December 4, 2009 at 7:16 am

  9. I like this one!Keep sharing painting well 🙂

    December 30, 2009 at 1:29 pm

  10. Great work! Happy 2010 !

    December 31, 2009 at 9:16 am

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