Now for our Mare and Foal

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The dark trees behind the mare accentuate her head. Pulling the mane, wet into wet, over the background gives the impression of movement. My wrist is braced on the mahl stick to steady my hand as I delineate the sun’s highlights on her alert ears.

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The foal is painted with mixes of Cadmium Orange + MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + a touch more Ultramarine Blue + White. Some of the shadow color from his mama is used for the star on his forehead. Please remember as you read through my blog, you can click on any of the images to see them larger.

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The mare’s right front leg and hoof breaks out of the splashing water while the rest of her legs will be hidden.

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Brushstrokes follow the anatomy of the colt’s shoulder.

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Our mare and foal are done. Hope you come back for our next session, we’ll be working on the cowboy. I have a neat thought to leave you with today. This wonderful sentiment was shared by our good friend Elaine.

“Sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.”

Big Hugs,

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http://www.senkarik.com

2 Responses to “Now for our Mare and Foal”

  1. CELIA BRYANT Says:

    I HAVE FOLLOWED YOU FOR YEARS AND YEARS AND KNOW ALL OF YOUR BACKGROUND..I FEEL YOU ARE ONE OF THE GREATEST ARTIST AND LOVE YOUR ART..JUST BEAUTIFUL AND EXPRESSIVE..HUGS FROM CELIA

  2. wafaa darwisha Says:

    Very beautiful Mikki. May I ask you about the mixes you used for the mare. Thanks a lot.

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