Everyone who saw this painting of an Arabian white horse fell in love with it! I’m personally surprised how I painted it, because it was the 2nd painting I ever made when I started learning oil painting altogether in 2012.. I was very confused about oil colors mixing and how to apply the paints on canvas!
The horse ended up having unique eyes that resemble those of a human in a contemplating moment! The funny thing is that, the early stages of this painting were so ugly that one of my friends said: “That’s not a horse, this is a mouse!” 😦 However, I continued working on it for about a month, experimenting with various mixes of oil colors, and fixing the parts that looked weird… until I reached to this mesmerizing final version!
Stage1: Pencil sketch is a must for me! it is like “blueprint” of the painting
Stage2: Ok, I’m so embarrassed to show this stage, (behind the scenes of the horse painting!) it is so ugly, but it’s ok, as long as I was able to fix it!
Stage3: the embarrassment continues! this stage is even uglier!
Stage4: I’m glad I didn’t give up… I came up with this color scheme after experimenting with various combination of colors (I remember those colors until now!)
The Final Stage! A one-of-a-kind piece of art…
The moral of story? That it is surprising what we are capable of doing if we just have more patience, and don’t give up early!
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