Monday, February 4, 2013

Wide Eyed Innocence

'Wide Eyed Innocence' 
5" x 7" oil on panel
$65 plus $7 US shipping, or $15 International

I loved this filly's coloring, and of course her blue eyes and long lashes. I really like setting light colored horses against a dark background, I think it creates a lot of drama, even to a static pose like this one. Her body is standing still, but her eyes look very active to me. I love her sweet face. :) 

In other news, I volunteered to help my son's class with an art project for a fundraising auction for their school. Our project is a watercolor painting based on a book (I chose Tolkein's LOTR and the quote "Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars"). So this week I'm going in to help them pour a wet midnight sky, surrounding a figure, in watercolors. It should be fun. :) I'm crossing my fingers that all goes well. I'll post a pic when the painting is done. :)

And I hope you all will too. ;)  Reference photo of her darling Gypsy Vanner filly Elexxa, with thanks, by Elizabeth Ward Sescilla


  1. The filly is adorable and the school project sounds like a lot of fun.

  2. Love ALL your work Crystal.. I find that every time I come across one of your post in my feed, I gasp! Not kidding.. EVERY TIME! Jen

  3. It is interesting to see how you use extreme contrasts to build drama, well done.

  4. I can hardly wait to see you and your son's LOTR project. :)

  5. She's beautiful, Crystal.!! LOVE the light, and the dark background pulls her right out! Wonderful work!!

  6. Love the white, the light! and good luck with your class project! Have Fun!

  7. Love that you will be experiencing art with little people. They will motivate and inspire YOU!

  8. And she looks so young too! beautiful.
    I'm sure you and the kids will have a great time playing with the watercolors

  9. Wow - such a beauty! And the subtle colours in her coat... Gorgeous!
    And what a lovely way to be involved with the kids! I'm sure you'll be an inspiration! :0)


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