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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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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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ArtByCher Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013   Traditional Artist
Great energy. So beautiful!
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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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aupre Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012   Digital Artist
rad
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:iconjullezart:
JullezArt Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
hey no probs
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Mskay Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Amazing, but how did you get started on this?
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:iconnyiana-sama:
Nyiana-sama Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
:huggle: You're welcome!
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:iconoffermoord:
offermoord Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
marvelous...
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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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:icondublodz:
dublodz Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Yes, well done!
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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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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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Pokiichi Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Oh, thanks c:
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Drakoneye Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Omg so epic :iconnakedbananaplz:
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SunsetSovereign Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome! ^-^
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure :happybounce:
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD
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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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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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TheOneAndOnly-K Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
no problem, its wow..
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SarahMNomani Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome :)
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:iconstephen-coelho:
Stephen-Coelho Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Thank you.
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:iconstephen-coelho:
Stephen-Coelho Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Thanks.
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:iconstephen-coelho:
Stephen-Coelho Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
I am happy you love it. :)
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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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:iconstephen-coelho:
Stephen-Coelho Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Thanks for the feature.
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:iconstephen-coelho:
Stephen-Coelho Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
I am glad you like this painting.
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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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:iconstephen-coelho:
Stephen-Coelho Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Thanks!
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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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:iconstephen-coelho:
Stephen-Coelho Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Thank you.
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:iconstephen-coelho:
Stephen-Coelho Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Thanks.
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:iconstephen-coelho:
Stephen-Coelho Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Thank you.
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:iconstephen-coelho:
Stephen-Coelho Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Glad you like it.
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:iconstephen-coelho:
Stephen-Coelho Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Thanks!
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:iconstephen-coelho:
Stephen-Coelho Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Thank you very much. Hope you have a nice day also. :)
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Stephen-Coelho Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Thank you. :)
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:iconstephen-coelho:
Stephen-Coelho Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
That's not what I was attempting to do, but that sounds interesting.
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:iconstephen-coelho:
Stephen-Coelho Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Thank you.
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:iconstephen-coelho:
Stephen-Coelho Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Thanks!
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:iconstephen-coelho:
Stephen-Coelho Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Thank you. Glad you like it.
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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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:iconstephen-coelho:
Stephen-Coelho Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Thanks! :)
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:iconstephen-coelho:
Stephen-Coelho Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Thank you for the thoughtful comment.
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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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Alien-Exile Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.
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Stephen-Coelho Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Thank you. Hope you're having a nice day also. ;)
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:iconstephen-coelho:
Stephen-Coelho Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Thanks for the thoughtful comment.
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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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