Trakehner by BarbBarcikKeith

Photographic Prints


Sizing Information

Small 8.0" x 10.8"
Medium 12.0" x 16.2"
Large 16.0" x 21.6"
X large 20.0" x 26.9"


  • Superior quality silver halide prints
  • Archival quality Kodak Endura paper
  • Lustre: Professional photo paper with a fine grain pebble texture
  • Metallic: Glossy finish and metallic appearance to create images with exceptional visual interest and depth

9×12 watercolor enhanced colored pencil on Arches “satin” finish paper. Original N-F-S.

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Many consider the Trakehner to be Europe’s finest warmblood and the ideal competition horse. During World War II, 1,200 Trakehners, out of 25,000 registered in the East Prussian studbook, were trekked 900 miles across Europe to prevent them from falling into Soviet hands. Using this nucleus, German breeders have been able to preserve the breed.
It originated in the 13th century studs of the Teutonic Knights, in what used to be East Prussia. They used indigenous Schweiken ponies, descendants of the Tarpan, as a base. The Royal Trakehner Stud was founded by Friedrich Wilhelm I of Prussia in 1732, and aimed to produce active coach horses (info from Eyewitness Handbook – Horses).

  • Complete 05-21-2006 in 11.31 hours spread over 8 days

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I love what I do and I do what I love.. been drawing for over 60 years now – I hope I’ve got it right.

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  • Brian Towers
    Brian Towersover 7 years ago

    Thanks for you kind comments. I greatly admire your work, apart from the overall very pleasing compositions, I see how well you handle hightlights, shading and (my favourite) reflected light. Can I just ask you, if by coloured pencil you mean wax rather than pastel pencils? Regardless it works perfectly.

  • BarbBarcikKeith
    BarbBarcikKeithover 7 years ago

    Brian, I mostly use Prismacolor pencils with a little Faber-Castell and Derwent thrown in for good measure… so I guess “wax” would be right even though there is little of that in Derwent. But.. thanks..

  • Jeff  Burns
    Jeff Burnsover 7 years ago

    gorgeous image. its amazing and beautiful

  • Renate  Dartois
    Renate Dartoisover 7 years ago

    Stunning and so realistic it is almost like if I touch the horse it will respond-your art-work rocks.

  • Hagen
    Hagenover 7 years ago


  • clarkey
    clarkeyover 7 years ago

    This is beautiful – very well posed. I love it.

  • Luuezz
    Luuezzover 7 years ago

    very nice indeed

  • SylviaHardy
    SylviaHardyover 7 years ago

    This is so beautiful!

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherover 7 years ago

    fantastic work

  • rockinsue
    rockinsueover 7 years ago

    totally awesome,adore this

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