Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Dixie


This is Dixie, a Hanoverian weanling filly.  The painting was a commission that I painted awhile back and the due date was just before Valentine's Day.  The painting was to be a sweetheart gift.  I had only a couple of weeks to paint this very sleek and elegant young horse to meet the deadline.  Dixie has a strong personality and I wanted to show her beauty and her strength.  My client was very happy and the sweetheart was happy as well.  Painting for love made for, "A Painting Day."

"Dixie"-18x14-inches, oil/canvas by Ruth Andre SOLD
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12 comments:

MariasWatercolor said...

Very beautiful portrait, is he a thoroughbed?

Theresa Paden said...

Nice composition and lighting on this cute filly. Great job on the highlights of her coat.

Ruth Andre said...

Marias, I just added to the post that Dixie is an Hanoverian weanling. She is bred for Dressage showing. So happy you like her portrait. She is a beauty.

Becky Joy said...

The owners of this painting are very lucky. She is very sleak looking. Lovely.

Katie Wilson-Bernatas said...

A very strong and powerful painting. You handled it beautifully.

Jean Townsend said...

OOOOO! How elegant, Ruth. So proud.

martinealison said...

Très agréable moment passé en votre compagnie à travers vos oeuvres... je reviendrai vous voir. Vos animaux me séduisent... Bises

Ruth Andre said...

Bises, merci pour votre charmante commentaire. Il est agréable de vous entendre et tellement content que vous aimez la peinture, Dixie.

Ruth Andre said...

Thank-you Theresa, Becky, Jean and Katie for your comments. Dixie was a challenge but so fun to paint.

hmuxo said...

Wow! Ruth...you did a great job with Dixie. What a shine she has! Like you said..she's sleek and elegant! Well done.

Kim Blair said...

I love the neck ripples, and the way they catch the light!
Kim

Claudia Hammer a Painting a day said...

What a beautiful horse! What a beautiful painting! The neck is so elegant!