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Saturday, 12 January 2013

Carneddau Pony



This is painted from one of my favourite photographs of Gary/'s.  It was one of those special moments when we were walking over the summit of the final mountain on our walk and this beautiful wild pony appeared from over the skyline towards us - we both looked at each other, thinking the same thing - magic!  Gary managed to get a wonderful photo and I've wanted to have a go at painting it ever since, only now plucking up the courage to do it!  Here is the photo.....



We've also now completed our 4th waterproof free walk of the year - that must be already a record on last year which was horrendous weather wise!  We decided to walk up Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales and it was a gorgeous (although cold) day... so if you'd like to see the photos pop over to TWO PAIRS OF BOOTS for a nosey!  Here's a taster.....


21 comments:

  1. Your painting is beautiful and what a lovely memory to capture. I always feel privileged when something like that happens, anything from a red squirrel to a whale.

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  2. A magic moment captured beautifully in watercolour

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  3. You are right, this was magic! Your painting is beautiful.

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  4. Bella la foto e splendido il dipinto,complimenti!

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  5. This is a beautiful painting Sharon, you have captured the wildness and beauty so well. Great job.

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  6. Sharon, it's difficult not to sound patronising but your work just gets better and better....honest.

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  7. Hello Sharon:) Such a beautiful painting! The colors are perfect. Well done:)

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  8. Oh this pony is simply beautiful, Sharon!

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  9. Awesome Pony!!! Love this one.

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  10. Great work Sharon, a beautiful painting and both you and Gary have captured that magical moment perfectly...[;o)

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  11. I love the way you have handled the tonal range in this one. It is quite compressed but the variation in it creates a marked sense of reality. Wonderful subject wonderfully rendered.

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  12. Well done on the pony! You have so many gorgeous photos to work from!! You captured this one well while working with a very limited palette.

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  13. Lovely, Sharon! I like the yellows through his mane, and flowing down into the grasses.

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  14. Stunning painting, Sharon! You captured that mane perfectly (reminds me of my daughters hair!!!) Beautiful photo too. I hate to admit it but I've never made it all the way to the top of Snowdon. I was put off by all the people. I guess it is one of the drawbacks of only being able to take holidays during school holidays.

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  15. Preciosa la acuarela e impresionante el paisaje!

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  16. This is breathtaking, Sharon! And a beautiful photo, too.

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  17. What a STUNNING painting... and how lucky to catch this pony with a camera... do you ever think sometimes that God sent that pony to you to cherish and honor with your art?

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  18. This is a fantastic painting Sharon. I really like the ponies pose, with his head hung low like that. It's a brilliant photograph and you've interpreted it perfectly. Great work.

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  19. Hi Sharon! What a great shot & fabulous painting..I'm hard pressed to find a favorite among your work..so many that I love. This will surely rank among the top:) happy trails!!

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