Monday, August 26, 2013

A Horse of a Different Color

Equus - 24 x 18 inches




Equus - detail
When I saw the original photo of this lovely chestnut draft horse, I was, of course, drawn to the texture of his mane. And this challenge, with the opportunity to play around with color, was a perfect chance to let loose.

Sculpted cheesecloth, water-soluble wax pastels

Participating in the challenges with the eight other artists in this group over the past year and a half has been a wonderful experience and I will watch your progress in the coming year with great interest. Play on!

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful rendition Mary and the cheesecloth is so good for the mane. We will miss you. Please keep in touch.

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  2. Oh my gosh.... this is fabulous!!

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  3. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!!

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  4. WOW! Beautiful. I love the use of cheesecloth for the mane.
    Stay in touch! =)

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  5. Ah, Mary, just lovely! So interesting to see what new things you will interpret with cheesecloth. It works so beautifully here!

    We'll miss your insightful discussions and beautiful/thought provoking responses to our challenges. All the best until next time :) Houston?

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  6. "That's a horse of a different color...." GORGEOUS!

    I have so enjoyed your responses to the challenges put forward by this very eclectic group over the past 18 months.

    I can't get to Houston this year...April in VA? Hope to see you.

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  7. Wow! This is the most beautiful horse I've ever seen!
    I love this piece so much, Mary. It's very very beautiful.
    I will share this wonderful work with my students and tell them it's made by you!

    Keep in touch!

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