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on: January 07, 2016, 08:16:25 AM
Hi Friends,

I did this for a friend of mine who owns this horse "Pizzaz" and he asked me if I wanted to try paint her  for him. I said yes but was very nervous as I had never done a horse before. I decided on pastels and took it really slowly. There were some panicky moments where i thought I had ruined it but managed to keep calm (thanks Dennis and Nolan) and complete what i think is my best painting so far. I would never had been able to do this without the lessons, tips and support from Paintbasket...

My question is do you think the painting is finished? I keep wanting to fiddle!!

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Trev


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Reply #1 on: January 07, 2016, 11:10:16 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Trev a beautiful pastel painting of Pizzaz. You have really done a good job.  The only areas I feel need tweaking is the post which should be darkened a bit to give it more dimension and to separate it from Pizzaz's nose and the "fold' underneath the eye should be softened slightly. However, wait for others to give their suggestions.  It is still a wonderful job.


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Reply #2 on: January 07, 2016, 11:38:47 AM
Hi Happy,

I definitely see what you mean there re the post and nose...not enough contrast! The nose I can do as well... :thankyou:




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Reply #3 on: January 07, 2016, 11:41:43 AM
I mean the eye fold not the nose    :uglystupid2:

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Reply #4 on: January 07, 2016, 01:33:23 PM
Trev,  I think he looks fantastic!  :clap: If you decide to make the adjustments Patricia mentioned, I think you will see an improvement.
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Reply #5 on: January 07, 2016, 02:04:29 PM
Trev - well done on this one, it looks fantastic  :)   :clap: :clap: :clap: 

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Reply #6 on: January 07, 2016, 02:14:35 PM
Masterful, Trev. Patricia offers some good suggestions.
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Reply #7 on: January 07, 2016, 03:25:44 PM
Trev

FABULOUS!  You should be so proud of yourself.  I was going to make the same suggestion as Patricia about the post - just give it a wood color.

Oh, and darken the area under the horse's face next to the leg.- just a bit, because that would be a shadowy area, I think.

Yeah for Trev!!  We're going to expect this quality all the time!!!

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Reply #8 on: January 07, 2016, 08:19:24 PM
Thanks Ladies,

I'll sort the post out 👍 and Mea good point on the shadow. Have a lovely day....
Trev


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Reply #9 on: January 07, 2016, 09:24:34 PM
Very well done :clap: :clap: :clap: What worries me is the left side of the painting where it looks unfinished. Strengthen up the side of the horse.
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Reply #10 on: January 07, 2016, 09:37:50 PM
Hi Dennis,

Yes I blurred it out because my reference picture ends right over his neck  and I found myself trying to "make up" that part you speak of and it just started looking really bad :tickedoff:. My options were to keep trying to make up that part of the horse, cut the paper as per the reference picture or do what i did here...

Any ideas on how to do it without that part on the reference pic? Shall I cut?  Argh!

Thanks for the feedback

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Reply #11 on: January 07, 2016, 09:51:49 PM
Heres the reference pic. In hind sight i shouldve just done the painting exactly the same as the pic.

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Reply #12 on: January 07, 2016, 10:21:27 PM
Trev,

It would seem that if you just, as Dennis suggests, "strengthen" the left side of the horse, you'd be done with it.  Although, I think you'd need to add some darker tonal values to the trees and grass on that side too.

You can do this, Trev, and you will be so happy you saw it through.  It is so close!

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Reply #13 on: January 08, 2016, 10:17:55 AM
You can also just add a bit of the bush over the left side of the horse.
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