A new puzzle–or, let’s play mix and match

Junior #1

Junior #1

Junior #2

Junior #2

Bella #1

Bella #1

Bella #2

Bella #2

For your consideration: four photos, two of each horse, to be somehow combined into a new commissioned painting showing the two horses interacting together. Faithful followers know this is not the first time I have been presented with this situation–but it’s always a challenge and to me resembles moving big puzzle pieces around until a suitable composition somehow appears out of the smoke and mirrors.

So, I will leave it to readers to guess how I’m going to rearrange these puzzle pieces. Yes, I have a plan! But it shall not be revealed until I get the pencil drawing done. In the meantime, have fun playing switcharoo with Bella (a Paint horse) and Junior (a Suffolk Punch). By the way, the Suffolk Punch is a fairly rare breed in the US and in its native Britain. As I am a draft horse fan (click here for some “drafty” note card images) it will be a fun privilege to paint Junior and his buddy Bella.

About Alli Farkas

Equine and landscape artist specializing in rural Americana
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5 Responses to A new puzzle–or, let’s play mix and match

  1. these are quite beautiful horses, and i’m sure the plan you have in mind will result in eye allure.

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  2. Facing each other, their heads forming a horsey heart shape (:

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  3. They are beautiful horses, but I can see that it’s going to be a challenge to get them nicely together in a good composition. I look forward to seeing how you will do it.

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