Sunday, August 26, 2018

A Recent Commission Portrait of Horse and Boy

A recent commission, 10" x 8"
Doing commissions can be a living hell for many artists, myself included.  John Singer Sargent said it best "A portrait is a painting with something wrong with the mouth." (Cracks me up every time. ...he is one of my painting heroes!) Having said that, every once in a while I take a commissioned portrait gig and the stars align and everything works out beautifully!  This is one of them. 

12 comments:

  1. Yes, the stars did align. This is beautiful on so many levels.

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  2. It is beautiful! Maybe one of my favs!!!

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  3. Beautiful commission Diane...and I know exactly what you mean!!! Love the quote!! :D

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  4. This is so beautiful--which confirms my belief that you are one of the best animal portrait artists in the world. And though I haven't liked some of your people (only due to skin tone) as well as your cats, this young person is amazing. Sargent would have loved it too.

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  5. Horses are tough! You nailed it! I loved that Sargent quote too, and I say if there is something off with just the mouth, that's a pretty good portrait! lol

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  6. Wow...just amazing Diane! They will love it. Great job!

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  7. Thanks so much ALL!!! I appreciate the comments very much.

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  8. And speaking of mouths,I love the velvety quality of the horse's mouth you captured here.

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