Thursday, June 21, 2012

Horses? Schmorses was bound to happen one day, I've had an inquiry about doing a portrait of a horse. This is a subject I've shied away from in the past (fnar fnar) but I've been meaning to have a go at. This, of course, has given me the kick I needed to try it.

So I dug out a reference courtesy of the Artist Reference Photos facebook page and had a crack at my first ever horse painting.

   Horse 1, soft pastels on 30 X 40 cm yellow pastelmat.


  1. Hello Benco:) I think you succeed in your horse painting! Very nice colors and a lovely movement! Great job done!

  2. Hi Ben,
    You, my friend, were born to paint horses! Your style explodes with energy and movement--perfect for the horse.
    The flared nostrils, wild eyes and mane whipped up like a tornado perfectly capture the animal.
    Well Done, Ben!

  3. Thank you both, I must confess that I did enjoy painting that (don't know why I've put off the subject of horses for so long). I've secured the commission too, got the references for it today and they're pretty good, happy days.