Wednesday, June 12, 2013


6.5 x 8.5 inches
$85 plus $7 US shipping, or $15 Int. 

I saw these horses late last summer when me and my mom and kids went to a historical farm. These draft horses were massive, with bulging muscles everywhere under their sleek coats. But they absolutely loved people. They stuck their big heads over the top rail of the fence and tried to press their soft noses into our cheeks. I think I want one for a pet. Should fit okay in my back yard I think, as long as the neighbors don't complain. ;) 

I wanted to capture some of that strength and power contrasted with their sweet personalities. Hopefully a little of their playfulness comes across in this painting. I'm so enjoying this new, slightly whimsical approach to my watercolors. It's just what I needed to break me out of a rut. 


  1. Hi Crystal! They just radiate power and warmth!!! Beautiful!

  2. I can never get enough of your horses. Amazing colors and glow! Just beautiful! So much emotion!!!

  3. Fabulous work. You definitely captured their power. Awesome colours.

  4. So much personality, power and playfulness in one tiny sized painting! Great job!

  5. Incredible Crystal! Your light, shadow and color sense is outstanding!

  6. And... you're back ; )
    It just sparkles Crystal. Bravo.

  7. Vigorosos caballos, tanto en su estructura física como en el uso del color que le has dado (eran de este color?).
    Excelente la luz que viene desde el fondo.
    Tiene fuerza tu pintura, como siempre!

    Abrazos grandes, desde Chile!

  8. This is so beautiful! I love the colours in those shadows and in their coats - You have definitely captured power and playfulness! :0)

  9. You paint horses so well and captured the sunlight on their coats and their muscular strength, is there anything you can't paint ;) !!!

  10. I can feel those muscles, Crystal. Excellent painting!!! I just got back from Kentucky and we visited the horse farm which I think you would have loved...I took so many reference pictures of these beautiful horses!!!


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