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Thursday, January 24, 2013

TOY HORSE
An Original Oil Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell
Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge
Day Twenty Three

'Toy Horse'
Leslie Saeta's Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge
Day Twenty Three

Oil on Panel
6 x 6
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I picked up this hand-crafted horse years ago, and
he has lived the last thirteen years up in my studio
just waiting to be painted.   As one of my students
pointed out, 'he's a horse that can't decide whether he 
is a horse or a cow' (because of those black spots)!
I'm rather partial to his stylized look...

All of my paintings for this Challenge will be done in a 6 x 6 format,
and my main goal while painting from life
is to LOOSEN UP and USE MORE PAINT...
something which will only benefit my work.

If you would like to join this Challenge, or just follow the
work of the participating artists, just visit her blog:

Slices of Life by Leslie Saeta




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please visit my website or my blog. If you are
interested in purchasing any of my paintings you see
here on this blog, please contact me.


Claire Beadon Carnell
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9 comments:

Pattie Wall said...

Claire - you have never been out of subjects with all the cool things you have lurking about - this one is so cool - love the composition and simplicity of it.

Julie Ford Oliver said...

Love the light and the way you placed him on the canvas...spots and all!

Sandy Sandy said...

Rita and I love this little horse. He's a pinto, not a cow!

Celeste Bergin said...

gorgeous....I love everything about it!

Susan said...

Hi, Claire - I just had some fun looking through your blog and love your work. The 30 paintings in 30 days challenge seems to be, well, quite a challenge! And you are making the most of it. I love the toy horse as I am partial to horses but all of your subjects are interesting and well done!

CrimsonLeaves said...

I've always wondered how kids could play with toys like this one since they don't move or do anything. Can you believe that after all these years it just hit me? Imagination. That is all it takes. I've so little of it. You've painted this beautifully, Claire.

hmuxo said...

This toy horse is painted beautifully, Claire. I love the light hitting him ..great job.

Susan said...

the shadows and colors are so nice. Cute little guy.

Tammie Dickerson said...

I love the composition and the colors in this! Beautifully done :)

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