Identical Twins…um, not exactly

I received a commission last week from a prior client requesting two portraits of the same horse, from the same photo. It turns out that the grandmother and the granddaughter both love this horse, a Haflinger mare named Misty. And grandmother and granddaughter are both getting an Aquabord™ painting of her for Christmas. I don’t know who will get which painting, but I’m sure both recipients will be happy!

The big challenge was the quality of the source photo. The colors were over-saturated so the horse looked red-orange, and she also looked like she had a really thick winter coat going on. She was in a pasture with a group of other horses, and the pasture itself was not exactly picturesque. So, thanks to the virtues of artistic license and Photoshop, I was able to pull her out of that pasture and also clip that winter coat. No extra charge for transportation and the clip job!

misty-fall

Misty in a fall background.

misty-summer

Misty in a summer background.

About Alli Farkas

Equine and landscape artist specializing in rural Americana
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One Response to Identical Twins…um, not exactly

  1. from your description, it seems like a lot of work was involved, so congrats are in order! and as for the backgrounds, i prefer the fall rendering.

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