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Stallion Spirit by Stephen-Coelho Stallion Spirit by Stephen-Coelho
Title: Stallion Spirit
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 60" x 48"
Date: 2008


update: "Wow, I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered this painting earned a spot in the Daily Deviations. Thank you, SamuelRaffa, for featuring it. This is my 2nd DD for an old oil painting, which makes me think I should pick up the paintbrush again. Thanks, everyone, for the comments and favs; I'm glad you like my work. Cheers. "
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Daily Deviation

Given 2012-12-06
A totemic invocation of the kinetic energy and reverberant power of the Stallion Spirit; oil on canvas from ~Stephen-Coelho. ( Featured by SRaffa )
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babbayanna Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
I love the feeling of movement!!!
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:iconartbycher:
ArtByCher Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013   Traditional Artist
Great energy. So beautiful!
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:iconhowlingforthestars:
HowlingForTheStars Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
it really looks like its popping out at you!! LOVE IT
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:iconaupre:
aupre Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012   Digital Artist
rad
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:iconmskay:
Mskay Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Amazing, but how did you get started on this?
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:iconoffermoord:
offermoord Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
marvelous...
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:iconfractalhead:
fractalhead Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
very good
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:iconpochachou:
Pochachou Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Love it
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:iconjemgirl:
jemgirl Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Very cool.

Congrats.

I can see why you won. It looks Native American and expect for a few wisps of lines here and there, I believed it was forged and not painted. Really.

Very nice job. :)
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Drakoneye Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Omg so epic :iconnakedbananaplz:
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:iconlostgryphin:
LostGryphin Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD
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:iconpluto-my-way:
pluto-my-way Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is awesome! i love the style and the soul of this painting, it really has one!:iconloveloveplz:
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:iconmaclafel7:
Maclafel7 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What made you want to draw this? Is this spirit form any specific mythology?
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:iconstephen-coelho:
Stephen-Coelho Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
I tend to paint lots of seascapes, waves and underwater scenes (because I love the ocean and surfing and diving), so I wanted to try a different style and composition from my usual stuff. I wanted to paint an abstract piece but not something obscure; my goal was to make an abstraction of something viewers would recognize without any realism. I decided to paint a stallion because it is a majestic creature often associated with a "wild and free spirit" and also because I was living in Louisville (home of the Kentucky Derby and a large equine culture) where I knew this painting would appeal to a variety of potential buyers/collectors (I sold the original in Louisville, where it now hangs in the office of a stock-trader and can be seen in the background of his online meetings). I utilized the earth-tone palette mostly because it was most likely to match the decor of the demographic likely to purchase the artwork, and I made the surface highly textured to resemble stone. The style is somewhat influenced by cubism but also feature flowing lines to embody the movement of a galloping steed.
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:iconla-nora:
La-Nora Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very superb!
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:iconstephen-coelho:
Stephen-Coelho Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Thanks!
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:iconla-nora:
La-Nora Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :D
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:iconalien-exile:
Alien-Exile Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It has a very brass/bronze/copper feel to it.
So very well done :)
Congrats on the DD
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:iconstephen-coelho:
Stephen-Coelho Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Thank you. :)
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:iconalien-exile:
Alien-Exile Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.
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:iconkrisvlad:
KrisVlad Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012   Photographer
Wondefully done. The only thing wrong with this piece is that it's not mine! I like it a lot.
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:iconstephen-coelho:
Stephen-Coelho Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Haha! I'm glad you like my work.
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:iconpedturon:
PedTuron Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, that's gorgeous. Movement is communicated very clearly. I love the way you used so many colors but kept the feeling of a limited palette. It reminds me a little of Boccioni...
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:iconstephen-coelho:
Stephen-Coelho Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Thanks for the thoughtful comment.
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the well deserved DD! :heart:
Have a nice day! : )
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:iconstephen-coelho:
Stephen-Coelho Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Thank you. Hope you're having a nice day also. ;)
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure :happybounce:
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LOURDES-LAVEAU Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Being an equine enthusiast I really love what you have done. I would love to see it done in copper. Brilliant deviation.
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:iconstephen-coelho:
Stephen-Coelho Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Thank you. I'm happy you like this painting. I agree it would look nice in copper.
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SunsetSovereign Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW!! I LOVE THIS!! Such great colors for oil paints. And I love the earth tones highlighted with the touch of light. Nice work!!
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:iconstephen-coelho:
Stephen-Coelho Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Thank you for the thoughtful comment.
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:iconsunsetsovereign:
SunsetSovereign Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome! ^-^
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:icondiosmaligno:
DiosMaligno Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012   Digital Artist
Pure win! :love: :+fav:
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:iconstephen-coelho:
Stephen-Coelho Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Thanks! :)
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:iconjullezart:
JullezArt Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
great piece
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:iconstephen-coelho:
Stephen-Coelho Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Thank you.
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:iconjullezart:
JullezArt Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
hey no probs
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:iconsarahmnomani:
SarahMNomani Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
simply amazing!
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:iconstephen-coelho:
Stephen-Coelho Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Thanks!
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:iconsarahmnomani:
SarahMNomani Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome :)
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:iconboutzzz:
Boutzzz Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, it's looks stunning!


Awesome piece!
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:iconstephen-coelho:
Stephen-Coelho Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Thank you. Glad you like it.
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:iconleeuwtje:
Leeuwtje Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's marvellous, both in concept and execution!
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:iconstephen-coelho:
Stephen-Coelho Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Thank you very much for the thoughtful comment!
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:iconfractalfiend:
fractalfiend Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Beautiful and stunning. Congrats on the DD!
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:iconstephen-coelho:
Stephen-Coelho Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Thank you. :)
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:iconfoxfire206:
foxfire206 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
woooow! sooo cool!
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:iconstephen-coelho:
Stephen-Coelho Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Thanks!
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:iconaciddrawings:
ACIDdrawings Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
primitive! i like it!
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:iconstephen-coelho:
Stephen-Coelho Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Glad you like it.
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