Thursday, January 31, 2013

Chief

Chief
29 of 30
Oil  16" x 20"
Commission

I posted several days of steps of this painting during the past month.  Once he was just about done I looked at him for several days and then fixed a few things on his body.  Now he is all done and ready to be mailed off to his owner.  As I said, I loved painting him.  I had pictures of him all over my studio and it's been fun to hang out with him!

After my first posting with just Chief and a loose background, I got an email from an author inquiring about using him on the cover of her next, 8th, book.  And while it's not going to happen (he's too western and light) I was thrilled to be asked.  You just never know who sees your art, who likes your art.  That's a great thing about the internet.  If not for the internet I wouldn't have received this commission, received an inquiry, met the people with whom I blog.  We do live in a great time!

9 comments:

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Wow, he is so handsome and agile. No wonder you loved your time with Chief. Fabulous job!!!! Yes, the internet era is cool. Love hanging out with all my artist friends. xoxo

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Pam, beautiful painting, and great story! I love it all! Thank you for sharing!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

I think this has just become one of my favorites of your work (and there are MANY). This has such movement and life - absolutely love it!

Julie Ford Oliver said...

OMG - this is awesome. Hope you get a good quality print of it for yourself.
I agree about the internet. I would not know the work of other great artists such as yourself and great opportunities do come along - just like the one you have here.

Celeste Bergin said...

nicely said and oh so true...we live in a wonderful era. Beautiful painting!

CrimsonLeaves said...

A beautiful horse, Pam. I am reminded of John Denver's "Wildfire" song for some reason...

Pam Holnback said...

Debbi, Thank you. Handsome and agile would make a great painting title!

Thank you Nancy. That is part of the joy, the sharing.

Claire, Thank you! I think it was the movement and life in this pose that I loved.

Thanks so much Sherry. hmmmm. He did live in Colorado.

Celeste, Thank you.

hmuxo said...

This is beautifully painted, Pam!!

Carol Flatt said...

Pam, I love the way you've captured him in action with power and energy. Outstanding work! I bet the owner is thrilled beyond measure.