Thursday, October 22, 2009

WHIPS - Guy


Guy is an older horse belonging to one of my friends. He is the end of a breeding line that they started many years ago and has been a wonderful riding companion for them for years. Doing Guy's portrait has turned into a wonderful adventure. First of all, my husband, Steve and I travelled out to their place a few weeks ago to take pictures. I thought taking pictures of dogs and cats was tricky, a horse is something else. We took him out to the field and tried to entice him with various food items to stand tall with his ears up in a great pose. He wanted to eat! It took 3 of us, about 90 pictures (thank god for digital) and the better part of an afternoon to get a few good shots. He would be in position but one of the helpers would be in the way, or the light was wrong or I wasn't ready with the camera or . . . Lots of fun, I am sure anyone seeing us in the field would have thought we were nuts. But I found a few shots I could work with and now I am underway. The finished picture will be approx. 9 x 13. I will keep you posted.

4 comments:

Pencil Sanity said...

Guy is looking wonderful.

Dors said...

Great job Wendy. Looking forward to WIP 2.

Brenda Hill said...

Congratulations on your awards Wendy, well deserved I admire your work. The horse drawing will be well loved by his owners

Wendy Mould said...

Thank you Maria, Dors and Brenda. I am really excited with my progress with Guy. I will be working on him more today so I will post a new WHIP soon. I have done his eyes now and so he is really coming to life.