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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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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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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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La-Nora Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very superb!
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Stephen-Coelho Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Thanks!
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La-Nora Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :D
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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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Stephen-Coelho Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Thank you. :)
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Alien-Exile Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.
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