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Stretch (Paint Foal)

"Stretch (Paint Foal)," 6" x 8", acrylic on canvasboard, portrait of a young paint horse, $324 to the first to raise their hand. Inquiries (including booking your own pet portrait, from miniature size [4" x 4"] to larger than life) may always come to me.

This painting was inspired by a photo taken by equine photographer Juliet Harrison. She's got a tremendous eye for composition and light and I adore her work (I actually have several of her silver gelatin prints in the studio). You can imagine my excitement when she began sharing some of her photographs specifically to be used as reference photos for artwork (if you are interested, please visit the Equine Painter's Challenge blog and peruse the images she's uploaded).

This little one stole my heart, and my palette, leftover from yesterday's painting, already carried all the colors I needed. It was meant to be!

Painted in two sessions - an early morning and an evening stint - separated by an afternoon at the lake celebrating the beginning of summer vacation - this piece really sums up this time of year. Promise and youth and sunshine.

Good stuff!

Thanks, as always, for looking at - and sharing - my artwork and musings with your friends and family.

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  1. Love the soft greens in this. Great job, as usual.

    Congratulations on winning the DP contest! I think it's so great that Micah put both you and Jonathan through. I'm looking forward to seeing your beautiful paintings on DP!

  2. Congratulations on your Daily Painters win! Very exciting and I wish you all the best. Welcome to the group!

  3. Beautiful colors. Congratulations on your win.

  4. Thank you so much!! I'm really excited about all the opportunities that abound because of this....

  5. oh these colors Kimberly are SO YUMMY!!! your work is beautiful and you are one prolific woman that's for sure! :)

  6. Michelle, yes, these are your colors too!! ;) thanks for taking the time to check out my blog.


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