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Swimming Horses (Hippocampi) by Lynnette Shelley

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Inspired by the mythological sea horses that pulled the Sea God Poseidon’s chariot through the waves, these colorful horses were created with oil pastel and acrylic on Ampersand Pastelbord (my new favorite substrate for pastel-based work). Also I had this song running through my head almost the entire time I was making this piece.

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Swimming Horses (Hippocampi)
24 × 36 inches
Oil Pastel and Acrylic on Pastelbord
For Sale.

View more of my work online at http://www.lynnetteshelley.com

Having a great love animals, fairytales, and world mythology, Pennsylvania artist Lynnette Shelley fuses these influences into her strikingly unique illustrations. Her artwork strikes a primal chord in many viewers, with almost Jungian associations to the colors and shapes. Her artworks have been likened to images from an undiscovered ancient civilization or culture.


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  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 2 years ago

    Gorgeous colors and design. Superbly done.

  • CRose
    CRoseabout 2 years ago

    Congratulations on your well-deserved Feature!
    CRose: 01-26-13

  • Kanchan Mahon
    Kanchan Mahonabout 2 years ago

    You’ve captured the strength and gracefulness of the horses so well. ANd your Matisse-like use of color is fabulous.

  • Cathy Jones
    Cathy Jonesabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful work, the colors and composition is absolutely wonderful! Congrats on your feature Lynnette!

    JUSTARTabout 2 years ago

    great work

  • Christina Brundage
    Christina Brun...about 2 years ago

    Wonderful choice of colors! Stunning, Lynnette!

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    Mary Sediciabout 2 years ago

    JANUARY 26th, 2013
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  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedabout 2 years ago

    01-29-13 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been selected for a feature in ★ART UNIVERSE★

    Please click the banner and write a comment on your feature page – we would love that♥

  • Renate  Dartois
    Renate Dartoisabout 2 years ago

    Gorgeous creation congratulations on your feature (Daily Dazzler)

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