Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Watch out, he bites!


Can you believe I shot this photo? I just found it on my computer. I guess it was a premonition that this nutty horse was going to take me out.
Got a little more of Siggy finished yesterday. He's got that crazy look in his eye like he's going to take another hunk out of my arm! He was a gorgeous horse to look at though, rippling muscles, color of a newly minted penny and the eyes to match!

22 comments:

marcia furman said...

You do an amazing job.

Zan Asha said...

Well, he is good to look at--maybe not those TEETH, though :)

Kathleen Coy said...

Hehehe, Psycho!!! (The horse, not you!) :-P

And the painting is looking awesome!!!

Marie Patterson Studio said...

My...what big teeth he has! LOL!
Your talent is amazing...love the painting!

Nightshade said...

Beautiful painting! The picture is silly, I love it. :)

Sarah said...

Your picture is coming along beautifully!!! Love the horse pic - giggle!

Sarah said...

Love your Siggy!! The horse pic is cute too - giggle!!

Totally Timmy said...

Beautiful. My arab was like that when he was a stallion. Now he is 23 and the vet says he needs to be gelded again! He use to bite me something fierce..

Linda said...

I like the look out of his eyes in the painting. The upper photo is great--you really caught a good one there.

Jennifer Rose said...

lovely painting, he is a gorgeous looking horse :)

Life With Dogs said...

That pic is a winner. Movie star smile :)

Diane MacNaughtan said...

Gorgeous! Jen, you are sooo talented. Everytime I see your paintings , it takes my breath away.
Scary bite,YIKES!

~Diane

Angie said...

What a handsome fella...in the painting. You make it look easy!

agoodwitchtoo said...

LOL! That pic is too funny.

I prefer your rendition though :) Beautiful!

StarrlightJewelry said...

absolutely beautiful!

allhorsestuff said...

HI there! Very nice work...sory to hear the subject took some skin . NOT very appreciative is he?!
Love you work!!
Kacy

backattheranch said...

I love that you painted his ears slightly back. Makes him look like he does have an attitude! he he

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Wow Jen, you can paint a horse like no other. Gorgous, but are you telling me the biting culprit in the top photo is the same horse?!!!

My friend had a horse that would bite her when she turned her back on it. It made the mistake of biting her husband, and John swung around with a fist in response and cold-cocked it. She was horrified and had the vet come out, but it never bit again. (I don't recommend John's technique by the way)
Laurie

Cathy Mendola aka pinkbirdgirl said...

What a fantastic capture on the photo! It cracks me up when they do that. I LOVE your painting, just fabulous. Is Siggy your horse? He's gorgeous!

Melissa1143 said...

Your artwork is beautiful. I love the horses. You should try selling on fineartamerica.com also. Great job on all of your pieces!

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Just wanted to thank everyone for their wonderful comments!
If you read the post below this, Siggy was a stallion I used to manage at a large TB farm. He's the only horse I ever hated. He was always trying to bite me. One day he got me really good on the arm. After that I refused to handle him unless I absolutely had to. He was the kind of horse you had to lead with a chain in his mouth and a wiffle ball bat in one hand just to keep him from attacking you. Should have been gelded at an early age but unfortunately his DNA combined with an okay performance at the track made a few people want his babies. Kinda sad isn't it?

blackfeatherfarm said...

Hey Jen,
BEAUTIFUL painting ! You did an amazing job. You have so much talent and should never worry abut your art being anything but great ! Thanks for your comment on my blog by the way.
Oh, and yes, many have bad judgement when it comes to breeding.