||Remembrance of Bussie
watercolor portrait interpretation
private memorial commission
The dappled gray gelding shared his heart and his life with the red-haired girl who loved him. What better way to remember a life's companion than with his youthful dramatic coloring and attitude.
A most special bond is conveyed in this memorial horse portrait through use of lighting, the expressive eyes, and the inclination of the subjects' heads and bodies towards each other.
Created from four reference photos supplied by the client, this art captures the essence of all that is wonderful about loving a horse.
Click painting to enlarge. See progressive stages in creating this portrait painting.
The client says: "I ABSOLUTELY love this. His eyes are absolutely perfect, and I love having mine turned toward him and us closer together - it makes the intimacy and the connection between us a bit more visible. I love the colors, how you've captured us, it is incredibly stunning. !!!!!!!" Katherine D.
Our sympathies are with Katherine in her recent loss.