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Fancy Portrait by Margaret Stockdale

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Pastel on Fisher 400 pastel paper 64cm x 48cm(unframed)

I have used a combination of pastel pencils and sticks. I have found using pastel pencils a healthier option for me. They produce less dust, and using them on the Fisher paper, almost no dust at all. I mostly used the sticks for the background in this portrait. Doing this pastel was a real Godsend for me at present as my health has been awful lately, and this work has kept me going and it has given me a lot of joy.

The reference material for this work was supplied by brilliant American photographer Ron Mcginnis, who kindly gave me permission to use his photo of Fancy. His beautiful work can be seen at……. http://www.ronmcginnis.com

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horses, foals, equine, paint horse, pets, animals, nature, mammals, creatures, portraits, pastels, pintos

Comments

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsabout 2 years ago

    Fabulous portrait Margaret!!..beautiful horse!!

  • Thankyou Kate, much appreciated!!

    – Margaret Stockdale

  • Ginny York
    Ginny Yorkabout 2 years ago

    This is wonderful Margaret! What a beautiful baby! Straight to my favs! ;)) Gorgeous!!

  • Thankyou very much Ginny!!

    – Margaret Stockdale

  • LjMaxx
    LjMaxxabout 2 years ago

    Simply beautiful~

  • Thankyou!!

    – Margaret Stockdale

  • spotsnospots
    spotsnospotsabout 2 years ago

    This is absolutely so correct and beautiful Margaret! You are so blessed to have your artistic talent!

  • Thankyou Sandy!

    – Margaret Stockdale

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpabout 2 years ago

  • THANKYOU!

    – Margaret Stockdale

  • Val Saxby
    Val Saxbyabout 2 years ago

  • THANKYOU!

    – Margaret Stockdale

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiabout 2 years ago

    Damn you are good, what talent! This is simply Exquisite!
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  • Thankyou!

    – Margaret Stockdale

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

    Stunning image!

  • Thankyou very much Christina!

    – Margaret Stockdale

  • Sandy Stewart
    Sandy Stewartabout 2 years ago

    Wow,……absolutely beautiful life like pastel art piece of a foal! Amazing detailing! What amazing talent you are gifted with! Great work! : )

  • Thanks Sandy!

    – Margaret Stockdale

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    Julie's Camera...about 2 years ago

    Majestic and stunning, excellent composition

  • Thankyou so much Julie!

    – Margaret Stockdale

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