Wild Horses on Sable Island by Netta Pickering

Wild Horses on Sable Island

These horses are wild and live on Sable Island, Nova Scotia. I got permission from the Green Horse Society to paint this picture. I love the sea in the background and the seals and seagulls on the far beach.
Soluble oils on watercolor paper.
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Beautiful work Netta and lovely composition too. Congrat on an excellent painting. Regards Cyril
over 3 years ago
Thank you so much, Cyril, for such a welcome comment. Kind regards, Netta
over 3 years
Magnificently and outstandingly done. Beautiful background also. Excellent. Take care-Sharon
over 3 years
Many thanks Sharon, for your wonderful comment and your kind invitation to join your group, Much appreciated, warm regards, Netta
over 3 years
What a beauty Netta super composition and brilliantly painted
over 3 years
Thank you so much, Barry my dear friend, I do so appreciate your comments. Warmest regards, Netta
over 3 years
Very nice work Netta, I especially love the way you captured the reflection in the water !
over 3 years
Thank you so much, Corrado, much appreciated. Regards, Netta
over 3 years
simply love this creation of yours....good looking horses!
over 3 years
Thank you, Marika, always good to hear from you. Warm regards, Netta
over 3 years
How tranquil and beautifully calm. Beautifully glean on the horses and a perfect sea background as well.
over 3 years
Thank you Michael, for such a great comment, I love it:) Warm regards, Netta
over 3 years
Fantastic work Netta, well done:))
over 3 years
Thank you so much Lynnie, regards, Netta
over 3 years
Gosh a real stunner a superb piece Netta ...EXCELLENT
over 3 years
Wow, thank you so much Paddy for the awesome comment. Warm regards, Netta
over 3 years
wonderful composition and beautiful color netta!!
over 3 years
Thank you so much, Gary
over 3 years
Outstanding painting skill Netta, The detail and reflection on the water are so brilliantly done. Beautiful work!! Love it
over 3 years
Thank you so much Quentin, for that lovely compliment, much appreciated. Netta
over 3 years
Netta, Love this! How wonderful you got permission to paint these lovely creatures. They seem to be talking to each other. Great Job! Blessings, Linda
over 3 years
Thank you so much Linda for your lovely comment. Yes I was delighted that I got permission to paint them. That's a cute observation about them talking to each other:) Warm regards, Netta
over 3 years
Why Netta, they're just beautiful! What a gorgeous painting!
over 3 years
Thank you, Linda, for such a great comment! Hugs, Netta
over 3 years
Love this netta wonderful horses love the horizon so close colour to the sea just right love it bighug james
over 3 years
Thank you James my friend, for such a great comment, so glad you love it:) Bighug, Netta
over 3 years
Lovely work , a great feeling of love and freedom for the horses and I really like the colour tones used as well as the pounding waves in the background and the reflection in the foreground. Well done Netta.
over 3 years
Thank you Wallace, for that wonderful comment! Much appreciated. Warm regards, Netta
over 3 years
I love these wild horses and this is a wonderful painting and beautifully done. Nice work, Netta!
over 3 years
Thank you so much, Mary, for that lovely comment, So glad you love these horses. I just put them in my local gallery where hopefully they will sell:) Warm regards, Netta
over 3 years
It is wonderful scene.So well done with beautiful colours.
Regards. Janina
over 3 years
Thanks again, Janina, I enjoyed painting these wild horses, and the wild ocean:) Warm regards, Netta
over 3 years
a great painting to hang on the wall...lovely atmosphere and the horses are so appealing ....i guess i always liked horses ....they do so much and ask so little in return ...breaks my heart if i see them treated badly ....a very nice picture indeed netta....john
over 2 years
Thank you, John, for that wonderful comment. I have always loved horses, I like to watch videos of them, a great movie is 'The Horse Whisperer' have you seen it? Warm regards, Netta
over 2 years
yes , i have seen the horse whisperer ....i saw a film based on fact about the mustangs in america ..i like to see baby elephants as well ...they are really cute !!....have a nice day ....john
over 2 years
Gorgeous painting.Love it.Gwen
over 2 years
Thank yo so much, Gwen, for such a wonderful comment! Warm regards, Netta
over 2 years
Lovely work Netta and you captured the horse tones and colours here very well!....regards..Michael
8 months
Thank you so much, Michael, for such a lovely compliment....Merry Christmas, Netta
8 months
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for Netta Pickering
Netta PickeringOriginally from Northern Ireland, I came to America in 1956.
I have been drawing since I was a child, maybe eight or nine years old.
I have had no formal training of any kind other than in high school. I have painted in oils, acrylics, watercolors and pastels,
I appreciate all the kind comments from so many wonderful artists on PIL.
I struggle with painting water. I can see the shapes and tones of the surface but fail to create that on paper. Is it just a matter of practice or is there a...
Some question ... I do not think you fail to create that on paper ... technique is one thing to observe accurately is an other I sometimes get lost in a... view answer
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