Thursday, September 17, 2015

Cody, An Original Oil Painting

I finished Cody this week after several settings of painting him in layers and tweaking the features to make him identifiable as the unique horse he was.  This commission is painted on a 20 by 16 inch canvas in oils.  I hope you like the background with a soft cosmic approach to push the image forward.  The colors were mixed to represent his summer coat and I tried to capture the likeness of his mane, blaze, and face realistically.

One eventful story about this horse:

The lady that owned and loved him entered a fund raiser barrel race.  She had never ridden in a barrel race, but Cody had earlier in his life.  She let him have his head and he ran the barrels without missing a lick!  All she could do was to hang on.  A horse with a strong heart.

I hope you enjoy the painting and the story of a very memorable horse.

May God Bless You,

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