Monday, August 7, 2017

First Kiss

Gouache / 7X5

"All horses deserve, at least once in their lives, to be loved by a little girl."
Author Unknown




53 comments:

  1. Chris, oh my goodness, this painting is bringing tears to my eyes! It is gorgeous!

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    1. Aw, thank you for telling me, Linda. So glad you like it!

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  2. Awww! I love horses!! beautiful work :)

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    1. Thank you, Ankita. I love horses, too!

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  3. Hello Chris,
    This paint is fantastic again. Really amazing.
    Great how you've made this horse so very well.
    My compliments!!

    Kind regards,
    Marco

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  4. So wonderful! (Again...) Would you tell how you did that? Watercolour and ???
    I always admire how you can express so much with so little lines. Love the qoute!
    Have a great week!
    Ciao Beo

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    1. Thank you, Beo. I did it with gouache which is a water based paint, an opaque watercolor. It can be thinned to look more transparent.
      Gouache is nice to paint with because, like acrylic, you can usually correct mistakes.

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  5. A horse to fall in love with ...painted so masterfully ! Ulrike

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    1. Thank you, Ulrike.
      What a lovely comment.

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  6. Beautifully done, you know horses bc you got the little muzzle whiskers!

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    1. Thanks, Teri! Those sweet whiskers tickle, don't they?

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  7. Oh Chris I love this. The colors couldn't work more beautifully together. So lovely friend. Hugs!

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  8. Absolutely breathtaking Chris!!!!! I never get enough of Horse paintings and this one is so beautiful!!!! LOVE!!!

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    1. Thank you, Hilda! I love horses, too.

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  9. I love the look on his face, Chris....so noble and regal. Also- I love the title, and the Quote! I was one of those little girls who LOVED horses. The closest I ever got to one was my ceramic statues, though. :(

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    1. Thank you, Laurie.
      Too bad we didn't know each other while we were growing up and lived so close. I used to spend my summers at the fairgrounds grooming the horses. My friend and I would get to exercise them around the grandstand.

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  10. wonderful, i love horse that painting is beautiful!!!!
    Greetings Elke

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  11. Beautiful and flowing painting.
    Little girls love horses...my daughter was one of them. Me? - scared of any animal larger than myself!

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    1. Thank you, Julie.
      Skipped a generation with you. Most of them are quite gentle, but the mean ones bite...

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  12. Oh, my gosh, the painting and the quote...perfection once again, Chris!

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  13. very nice! :) looks like he is running in the wind :D

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  14. Really impressive indeed, vivid and colourful.

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  15. Very sensitively done and so controlled whilst looking effortless. Poetry on paper. Love it!

    I hope things have cooled a bit for you, those temperatures looked way too much to live with.

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    1. Thank you, Lisa!
      The temp today is 91F / 32.7C - seems like a cold wave, but it looks even better towards the weekend.

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  16. Oh my goodness this is stunning! It is absolutely gorgeous! I love soft, muted tones and light lines, it creates such beautiful movement. Bravo, xoxo

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    1. Thank you, Kristin. Appreciate your lovely comment!

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  17. So tender and lightweight!

    I`m following your blog with a great pleasure with GFC
    Please follow me back - Sunny Eri: beauty experience

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  18. Ah....This is so MAGNIFICENT!!!and gracefully loveable !

    loved the quote too so much

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  19. Wow! this is so beautiful. I love it!

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  20. Most beautiful - there are no words to describe! I love this horse, and the quote too! Your portrait is much better and shows more life than a photo of a real horse could ever do.
    Happy Weekend! Rike x

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    1. Thank you so much, Rike.
      Happy weekend to you, too!

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  21. I thought and tried to understand what i particularly like about your art. And i came to the conclusion that i am really drawn to the minimalism (if i can name it correctly?), both in terms of the limited use of color and lines. This page feels so light and liberating to me. It has energy. Either the horse is moving or the wind moves its mane. The eyes of the horse look so emotional. Is it because of the quote? I do not know. But it sure feels like it is about to say something to the viewer.I love it.

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    1. Thank you so much, Ozge, for your lovely, sensitive comment.
      I appreciate you and your lovely artwork, and I am so happy to be able to exchange thoughts and ideas with you from the other side of the world.

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  22. OK, I admit, I came back to this lovely horse a second time to see it again :) It is so fresh and alive and created from just lines and some touches of color = amazingly simple and beautiful. And yes, I can see this on the wall of any little girl (or big girl) who loves horses.

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    1. Aw, thank you, Rhonda.
      I grew up wishing for a horse & never got one, but some nice pictures in a beautiful book was the next best thing.

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    1. Thank you, Carol! Appreciate your lovely comment.

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