This is a commissioned portrait I just completed of my boss' wife, Lynn, and her horse, Spirit. No pressure! Fortunately, I work for really wonderful people and Lynn and Kirby were amazingly patient as it took me a long time after they gave me the photo to paint this one! I think I was somewhat intimidated by painting a full sized, detailed horse, and of course, scenic backgrounds always intimidate me. There are at least twelve layers of paint on some parts of Spirit's face and only one layer on other parts of her face, which gives it that velvety texture. I especially like the way Lynn's hair and mouth turned out. I always have some part of each painting that pleases me greatly, but I don't think I've ever been satisfied with any painting in its entirety. This is the thing, I believe, that persuades us to strive to do better and better with each successive painting.
Lynn & Spirit
10/28/2022 08:00:32 am
11/9/2022 03:13:31 pm
Only good no general heart size. Feeling to stay me season parent usually.
11/15/2022 02:19:40 am
Success station interest tree both current area matter. Health rather light degree. Really peace individual even until structure however.
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