Posts Tagged ‘horse’

“Mr. Big Stuff” portrait of a chestnut horse by Anne West

"Mr. Big Stuff" - portrait by equine artist Anne West

"Mr. Big Stuff" - portrait by equine artist Anne West

This is a portrait of a gorgeous chestnut horse named Gopher. I am not sure why his name is Gopher, I guess I’ll have to ask his mommy. Anyway, the reference photo was not that great, but for some reason, it ended up making a really powerful painting.

As an equine portrait artist, it is my privileged and pleasure to paint your horses for you. If you are interested in finding out how easy it is to have a custom portrait done of your cherished horse, whether living or past, contact me at anne@westhorseart.com to get started. All I will need is a few digital photos of your horse/s to get started.

Below is the reference photo for this painting. It was an ‘accident’. The rider’s mother accidentally zoomed in too close and shot this picture. Even not so good photos sometimes will make great portraits. Try to get your horse well-lit, with a nice balance of light and shadows.

Reference photo to Mr. Big Stuff horse portrait by Anne West

Reference photo to Mr. Big Stuff horse portrait by Anne West

Poppy’s Paradise! A portrait of a horse

Portrait of a buckskin horse "Poppy's Paradise" by Anne West

Portrait of a buckskin horse "Poppy's Paradise" by Anne West

Here is a nice little portrait of a buckskin horse named Poppy. She was such a sweet little horse and very helpful as I painted her. If you would like a portrait of your horse, or to give a portrait as a gift, feel free to contact me anytime to discuss. I work from digital photographs that you provide, and try to capture the spirit and personality of your horse in your portrait.

After the Ride – Facebook contest runner-up

After the Ride - painting of horse and rider by Anne West

The reference for this painting was one of the runner-ups in my latest Facebook contest for best photo of ‘Horse and Rider’. I love the relationship between the rider and the horse here; so intimate, so natural, so much respect. I’m calling this one “After the Ride”.