A Chestnut Gelding Named Justin

June 29, 2011


Some behind the scenes sleuthing went into my latest commission off the easel.  Justin, an Arab X gelding, is owned and loved by a recent university graduate. Her mother secretly arranged our photo-shoot, selected the studies and subsequently arranged a surprise presentation of the completed painting! This was a graduation gift to Una from her family. A feel good project all around, Justin’s owner was thrilled with her painting. Thanks Una, enjoy ALWAYS 🙂

Here is how the project evolved:

Sketch Study #1:

Oil Sketch Study of Justin, 8x10 oil on canvas

Study #2:

Alla Prima Oil Painting of Justin, 8x10 Oil on Canvas

The glow, unique pose and likeness in study #2 of Justin lead us to choosing this layout & palette for his final portrait. To be completed using several layers of glazes and smooth details.  Here is the final product:

'Justin' Final, 14x18 Oil on Canvas

Thank you for following along. The Original Studies of Justin are currently available for purchase. Click the images of the studies for links to purchase online, or email me, jennifer@jennpratt.com to inquire. Back by popular demand, Dutch Auction has also made a return!! Four paintings are still in the running, prices are dropping $20 Wednesday’s weekly, until SOLD.  Click HERE for remaining paintings, don’t wait too long, or they might be gone!

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