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Best Friends by Kate Eller

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Oil on canvas. I have had this one up for a while, but I thought I would add it to a few more groups. I took a photo of it with my old one megapixel camera … …’s not a very decent upload. I painted this for a friend, so it’s not available to me anymore. Just pretend that it’s a clear photo…:-))

This is the daughter of a very good friend…..both of whom I miss very much. I have done several portraits of Taylor…..all are on the Bubble.

Taylor loved ( and still loves ) horses from a very early age and entered many shows and won many ribbons and trophies. Her mother and I thought a portrait of her and one of her beloved horses was in order. Knowing Taylor and the truly fine young woman she turned out to be, the responsibility and regimentation surely helped to shape her personality in a positive way… it seems to do for many young girls who love the “sport”.


  • Lila Alias
    Lila Aliasabout 6 years ago

    What detail!!! :O incredible!!! I love the backround! Was it done from a photo?? It looks quite like it was… Fantastic work!!

  • ooohhh you guessed it right Lila….done from a photo. Thank you for such a nice comment.

    – Kate Eller

  • Renee Dawson
    Renee Dawsonabout 6 years ago

    I grew up with horses and this brings back such fond memories. What a wonderful painting!

  • Thank you Renee. This young lady grew up with horses too . She’s 23 and still rides often.

    – Kate Eller

  • shanmclean
    shanmcleanabout 6 years ago

    wow! this is stunning! great work

  • Thank you Shanmclean for such a nice comment.

    – Kate Eller

  • Tahnja
    Tahnjaabout 6 years ago

    soooo lovely!

  • How very kind of you for that comment Tahnja!

    – Kate Eller

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsabout 6 years ago

    I can tell we’re in your part of state not mine. Beautiful work.

  • Thanks for the compliment…..This is actually in Anderson SC…… but yes, Southern Pines is horse country too. It has been a long time since I have been there, but when I did ( childhood….MANY years ago ) I used to wake up on Sunday mornings to the baying of the hounds after that little fox.

    – Kate Eller

  • Sandy Sparks
    Sandy Sparksabout 6 years ago

    Oh my goodness. this is just beautiful!!!!!! I have done a lot of paintings and I can never get this much detail and softness. This is one of the most perfect paintings I’ve seen. You have an amazing talent.

  • Oh how kind of you to say such nice words about my painting. You have made my day. Thank you!

    – Kate Eller

  • Van Cordle
    Van Cordleabout 6 years ago

    Wow wonderful oil painting!! You did an excellent job!!

  • What a nice comment……and thank you for the fav!

    – Kate Eller

  • Simon Aberle
    Simon Aberleabout 6 years ago

    Everything about this is awesome!

  • Thank you so much Simon. How very kind.

    – Kate Eller

  • Thank you for favoriting my work!

    – Kate Eller

  • Arie van der Wijst
    Arie van der W...almost 6 years ago

    Gorgeous painting!! Very skillful!

  • Thank you Arie for that very nice comment.

    – Kate Eller

  • Ruth Vilmi
    Ruth Vilmialmost 6 years ago

    Fantastic shine on the horse:-)

  • Thank you FunArtist for that observation. I appreciate your nice comment very much.

    – Kate Eller

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