Keeahna’s Dream

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with Laughter, Love and Gratitude. I appreciate all of your thoughtful  comments on my Thanksgiving Post. NOW…I have a question for you. Why is it when you eat until you are absolutely stuffed and swear you will never be able to eat again, that you wake up extra hungry the next morning?

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Blocking in Sueno’s Head

The entire eye is first painted with a mix of MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + Liquin. Since the sun comes in from the upper left the tiny White catch light is placed near the upper lid at approximately 11 0’clock. Then the lower part of the iris is made with a mix of MUD + Cadmium Orange + White. The very center of this area at 5 o’clock, directly across from the catch light, is highlighted using the same mix with addition White. You may click on the image to see it enlarged.

Using mixes of Ivory Black + White the neck and forequarters are painted. Shiny highlights are dragged into the wet paint of his shoulder using a combination of White + a touch of Ivory Black.

To give the feeling of roundness to Sueno’s barrel a stroke of Ultramarine Blue + White is made along the lower edge.

The paint of the background trees is still wet, allowing me to easily drag his beautiful, flowing tail over them.

His mane streams wildly as he runs. Again, the paint in the sky hasn’t dried. It would be difficult to make the long mane smooth if the background was no longer wet.

“Keeahna’s Dream”     20″ x 24″

Listen carefully, can you hear Sueno’s hoofbeats as he gallops through the field of happy wildflowers? His name in Spanish means dream. So I decided to call this Christmas gift for a special little girl, “Keeahna’s Dream”! I appreciate you following my blog. HUGS,


3 Responses to “Keeahna’s Dream”

  1. Patricia Ann Ingram Says:

    Well Mikki, right when I think you cannot possibly create anything more beautiful than what you have previously done….. you blow my mind again! I guess I have always been a cowgirl at heart and this horse would be my choice of a friend for life. May God Bless.

  2. rpillai2012 Says:

    Wow! Perfect painting……

  3. Abeer ibraheem Says:


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