Saturday, April 10, 2010

Head Study

8 x 10 watercolor

"All Set"

      I really like to paint head studies of anything. It's just fun. My kids are sick and I'm recovering so I'm taking a tip from Kim and posting an older work. I painted this last year, just for fun, I really liked trying to capture the bright red color of the horse. He was beautiful!


  1. AHHH!!! I LOVE this picture! That is a beautiful horse! How much would you sell that baby to me for ;)

  2. This reminds me of a friend who used to paint lot of horses.. He was really god at it.. This is very beutiful..

  3. B E A U T I F U L !
    Wow. He's majestic. I love everything about this painting.

    Look at those muscles. You are so good at this.

    I hope the kids and you get well soon and you get back to your painting ways :)

  4. This is wonderful Crystal. Great painting. I hope you and the kids get well soon and we get to enjoy more masterpieces by you.

  5. You painted THIS just for fun? I my goodness - It would take me days just to get my head around where to start! It's an amazing painting. Your work really should be in a gallery!
    I hope you all feel better very soon!

  6. Beautiful Crystal, the colours are wonderful compliments, a lovely portrait

  7. Thanks Catie!! Glad you like it! We'll have to chat about that. :)

    Prabal, thank you! I love horses, I'm probably going to be painting some more of them.

    Thanks Sujit! You're so kind :) I kind of wish I had made the background a little more subtle, but I still like it. It was really fun to do, kind of felt care free. Sometimes I stress too much about painting, sucks all the fun out of it. Thanks for the get well wishes too :)

    Thank you Michelle!

    Thank you Vinayak! We are on the mend! :) You are too kind to call them masterpieces, but thanks for the boost to my self esteem!

    Thanks so much Sandra :) I went through a phase where I tried to paint things juries like to see (and I know that typical head studies don't usually fit in there) then I thought forget it and painted this for fun. Thanks for the well wishes too :)

    Thanks Sam, that really means a lot to me. The colors you use are truly inspiring. Your compliments mean a lot to me :)

  8. Love the colors you selected and the kindness in the horses eye, simply love it!

  9. Thanks Rachel, I'm glad you could see that :) :)

  10. Simply stunning Crystal! Such strength. Wonderful palate!

  11. He is beautiful. You've captured his musculature perfectly. And the color is brilliant. How do you decide on your background? I struggle with this element. I think some of my paintings might have come out better had I done a different background.

  12. Carol, thank you! :)

    I struggle with background too. What I usually do is pick a color I think will complement the main subject the most, then a few others for contrast or depth and I lay in a very loose wash being careful of where the darks and lights should be. Sometimes it works better than others :)


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