wow, very cool. What a gorgeous piece!
Wow Shirley, this is great, no really, I am not just saying some tired cliche, it is really great. First of all, it looks like the classic watercolor which I can't do diddly squat, so I am always impressed when I see a good watercolor painting. Secondly, this looks nostalgic. For some reason, this reminded me of Nevada. The horse is so beautifl. Do you know that I cannot draw animals from memory with a pen but I can with brush when I oil paint? I don't kbow why that is. I have to have several reference photos of animals when I draw them in ink but none in oil paints! Have a great week. Tsup!
Oh and another thing, I like the perspective on the horse. Nice behind.
Such a beautiful illustration! The colours are wonderful!
Beautiful. No words necessary. :) Love the colors and the connection between boy and horse. Theresa
this is just beautiful....gorgeous infact! xxoo
Well done Shirley! You use very well, earth colors! (sorry, I do not know how they're called in English, Earth Colors-Colores Tierra)
Nice composition. Great work.
I love this Shirley, love it!!! The horse "out of frame" is a great touch too.
I like everything about this - a very atmospheric piece! Congrats on finishing your sketchbook too - I like what you've done with the cover!
Great interpretation! love the composition and coloring too.
It's nice how you did so much with so few strokes. Love the limited color scheme.
Whoa, Nellie! This is Bee-yoo-tee-ful! ;o)
OOOOOOHHHH MYYYYYYYY! This is wonderful! Oh my goodness, the shadows are perfect! Don't tell me...the horse's name is Dusty, right? :)
Shirley yes i read your post!!!!!!!!!!!:Dthis is wonderful as always ♥ ♥ ♥
are you still busy???please take care of yourself (and Monsieur...)xoxo
Beatiful!! How do you spell Doo-doo-doo-doo-dooooooo-oooo?
I can feel the dusty dry heat, this is beautiful and just what I need with the fresh snowfall I woke up to this morning.Happy New Year Shirley, it really has been too long.(I am totally honored that you have Pirate Potty in your collection).
This is beautiful Shirley! You can really feel the desert heat and dust. Great work as usual!
Love it! It's "just right"!
As an equestrian this tugs at my heartstrings. Beautiful work. Just beautiful.
Ow wow - this looks amazing - I can feel the atmosphere. Lovely colors.
Love your blog! And your artwork! Filled with enthusiasm and talent!
Thank you for stop by and commenting on my blog!! I've been a huge fan of yours already and i love your delicacy!
what an amazing illustration!I love your work. You've got a new fan :)
very nice! and thanks for stopping by my blog, I also love the post you had early January of the girl doing taichi, I tried that myself a year ago and loved it but just can't seem to make it a regular practice yet. -Andrea
I wish I could draw like this ...very well done!
Wow Shirley! This is wonderful! Really wonderful! Great perspective and such a wonderful old-western dusty-trail feel to it! Hey thanks for stopping by! You’re the best!!! :o)
Haha well I was going to say :"Wow" but Ces and jack beat me too it. So I will say "Woo' - which is almost the same as wow but more refined :)Yes Ces is right, the watercolourist is a different beast - and you are mistress of the watercolour - so you are mistress of the beast and I am digging a deep hole :) ..... heh. Love this, so delicate and light and aery. Everything a watercolour should be. :)
Heisann!I can feel the dust, the sand in my eyes and nose .... and mouth. Great illustrated!Have a nice week ;:OD)
Wow! This is beautifully painted! Your illustrations are lovely!And thanks for stopping by!
Beautiful illustration Shirley! The close up is showing the difficult angle of the horse and you have done it really well. Thank you for your comment. I have posted little similar thought on the topic.
Shirley - This is such a sweet piece. You can feel the connection between the boy and his horse. And it makes me thirsty - you definitely captured dusty ; )
ohhhh what a gorgeous piece!!!I can feel the desert ...
great watercolor, shirley. great to be back here..:)
Beautiful! Love the freedom of your strokes and the very earthy feel.Thanks for your comment!
Oh, wow. This makes me think of somewhere I've never been before but I think I know exactly what it feels like. If that makes sense? I class that as a good sign of a fantastic illustration!
I follow all the wow's here!!WOW!!!! really nice and .... dusty....!!!
The color and style are just perfect to capture the theme! Enjoyed going back and viewing a few of your older blog entries that I missed. Congratulations on finishing your sketchbook project. I think they'll be visiting Portland Maine (not too far from here) next year, so hope to get to see them.
this is lovely. i love how loose you get with the markmaking!
I really like the abstract quality to this!
Absolutely breathtaking. Thank you for commenting on my "Dusty". Not only did it really make my day, but brought me to your amazing work.
Really nice. Very dusty. I can't draw horses for nuts. And thanks for the comment too.
This is AMAZING! Absolutely Stunning. . Woaw i'm Mind Blown :)
Beautiful!Perfect for the topic:)
such beautiful brush strokes! wow, you are a master with the water colors!
This is incredibly beautiful!! (and Dusty!)
oh my goodness, this is incredible! beautiful colors and great texture - wow!
Excellent, Shirley! I do love your works! :)
I feel a story in this picture.I like your peaceful works:)
I love cowboys. Very cool! No SHANE!
Thank you for your comment! Judging from this long list, I can see that I'm not alone in thinking that your "Dusty" is one of my favorites this week. I've just explored your beautiful websites. As a former graphic designer, I could tell that you have a graphics background even before I read it in your bio. Your enchanting web pages are beautifully laid out and a pleasure to peruse. I'm a fellow Bay Area gal - isn't this weather gorgeous? :)
a beautiful piece, shirley! truly! and thanks SO much for the visit and your super nice everything - right back at you, ms. ng-benitez! "))
love your watercolor! great artist! and thanks for visit my blog !Regards
What a beautifuly loose and atmospheric watercolor!
great work!! water colours look amazing!!
Love the wonderful, warm colours! The scenery is tangible and the mood is so calming. Great. :)
good morning, shirley. just wanted to say THANK YOU for the wonderful comment you left me. I so appreciate your kind words. You really made my day, I needed it this morning. thank you ! a big hug to you!
What a wonderful image! Nicely executed!
Beautiful Illustration! Great work!
OMG! I'm with everyone else here!! I'm #62, 62 comments! Love your work! And many thanks for your support on my work! It means a lot that folks are looking and commenting.
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