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One Day I'll Be Free... by nellmckellar One Day I'll Be Free... by nellmckellar
I've had a lifelong fascination with horses, and recently my inner child wanted me to paint something for her. Little Nell whole-heartedly approved.
It looks a lot better in real life. The colours are more "alive."

Watercolour and Gouache, 15 x 23 inches.

Prints coming soon.
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:iconlamadou:
LAmadou Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it, the mane is amazing !
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:iconneranella:
Neranella Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Awesome. :clap:
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Gosh that's marvelous. :) No wonder I :+fav:ed it all those years ago. ;)
The texture and patterns are magnificent.
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:iconmachirude:
Machirude Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This completely took my breath away. Truly amazing piece. :faint:
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dchmelik Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
another excellent watercolour of yours... the technique and detail are great! I think what someone meant about the legs is the front knees seem a tiny bit too short. Maybe it is just the grass or maybe a female horse would have slightly shorter lower legs.
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:iconrowanrho:
Rowanrho Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008  Student Interface Designer
love the colors
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:iconcozmicdreamer:
CozmicDreamer Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008
Absolutely Breathtaking! The glowing of the clouds is amazing! That is very hard to achieve with watercolor. I am Humbled.
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:iconmargaretseidler:
MargaretSeidler Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
wow this is fantastic!! i specially LOVE the clouds *.* really,those tones so smooth and sweet :love:
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:icondracung:
dracung Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
iit's fantastic! beautiful horse! I like!
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:iconshewolfgeo:
SheWolfGeo Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can never get watercolor to do that for me.. amazing
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:iconcardowl:
cardowl Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2006   Writer
Beautiful!
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:iconbaalam:
Baalam Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006  Student
Wow.. he looks majestic.. and the painting has this really dreamy feel to it that I like!
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:iconliiora:
Liiora Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006
:wow: Very gorgeous!

Adore the colors! :D
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:iconchisue:
Chisue Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2006
Wow itīs just absolutely wonderful and beautiful!!!
:wow:
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:iconsilverider:
Silverider Featured By Owner May 31, 2006  Student General Artist
VERY pretty:aww:
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
what elegance and grace....

wonderful colors. dapple and mane are amazing!
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:iconnellmckellar:
nellmckellar Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2006
Why thank you!
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
of course!
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:iconrevolver-waffle:
Revolver-Waffle Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2006
wow thats good....this is going in my favorites.......i love horses!!
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:iconox-of-ice:
ox-of-ice Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2005   Digital Artist
This picture leaves me breathless. :+favlove:
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:iconmegarathewarrior:
megarathewarrior Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2005
This is just... wow, it's so beautiful and so detailed! I love this piece of art!! :+favlove:
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:iconnellmckellar:
nellmckellar Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2005
Thank you! :heart:
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:iconmegarathewarrior:
megarathewarrior Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2005
Welcome! ^^
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:iconoutlier:
Outlier Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2005
wow your art's really coming along in leaps and bounds!
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:iconoutlier:
Outlier Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2005
well looks good!
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:iconnellmckellar:
nellmckellar Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2005
Haha, why thank you! Though I feel it's been a slow progression.
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:iconpapersamurai:
papersamurai Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2005
absolutely stunning!
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:iconathenasojosdelechuza:
Athenasojosdelechuza Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Ohh By The Gods, is so beautiful your creation,
I have tears in my eyes by the passion that has
made me feel...
My Congratulations of Heart!!!
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:iconnellmckellar:
nellmckellar Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2005
Oh thank you!!! I am very touched by your lovely comment! :hug:
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:iconathenasojosdelechuza:
Athenasojosdelechuza Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Your Welcome, Your art is very beautiful, passionate and magician:star:
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:iconch-peralta:
ch-peralta Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2005
Horses hu ? =) good work Nell …..
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:iconnellmckellar:
nellmckellar Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2005
Hey charley how you been?
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:iconch-peralta:
ch-peralta Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2005
yeah im not dead yet =)
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:iconnyokirrr:
nyokirrr Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2005
Visiting again your gallery after a while, and, WOW, another awesome piece. There's really a taste of freedom here, and always this nice Celtic influence (Froud,...).
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:iconnellmckellar:
nellmckellar Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2005
Thank you so much for your kind words! I appreciate them :heart:
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:iconyuugiusa:
yuugiusa Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2005
perfect.
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:iconloralye:
loralye Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2005  Professional General Artist
Not that you needed to know but...I had a dream once where I was in a field being charged by a grey horse. I could feel the pounding of hooves on the earth and surrounding the field were tall trees and in the distance blue mountains. This REALLY evokes that and I REALLY love this. Amazing work.
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:iconnellmckellar:
nellmckellar Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2005
Well thank you! I am glad you could relate to this somehow. :)
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:iconnienor:
nienor Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2005
really beautiful: the colours are just amazing
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:iconblacksaiyan:
BlackSaiyan Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2005
looks sad...
awesome job
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:iconthe-fact-collector:
The-Fact-Collector Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2005
Wow.


No really! Wow. This is awesome. If I could draw half as well as you I could die happy.
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:iconprincessarwen:
PrincessArwen Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
SO gorgeous.

the colours, the details, the atmopshere..

such an enchanting painting. :aww:
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:icondbzchick:
DBZchick Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! Love the softness and detail!
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:iconsuspended-song:
suspended-song Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2005   Writer
I wonder where he got a crimper that big? :dohtwo: Don't mind me. And it's me again, just letting you know that this does, in fact, seem to capture a moment in time....

The wistful expression seems to be conveyed by the eye, and in truth the stallion (which I'm assuming he is) seems to be the rising foam on the waves out in the sea, long before they crash onto the shore. If the grass was a bit longer, I'm sure that he could be at the sea on some dunes; rather, it appears that he's on a plain of sorts. Nice work with the clouded sunrise.
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:iconnellmckellar:
nellmckellar Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2005
Hey thanks! :hug: Glad you could enjoy this. :)
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:iconraving-lunatic:
Raving-Lunatic Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the sky and the detail in the mane and tail is simple stunning. Very very gorgeous <3
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:iconkiyama:
Kiyama Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2005   Traditional Artist
I can't believe the detail in this painting. Especially in the horse's main and tail. :+falove:
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:iconnellmckellar:
nellmckellar Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2005
Thank you, and thanks for the fave! :heart:
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:iconkiyama:
Kiyama Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2005   Traditional Artist
You're very welcome.
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:iconmalvagita:
malvagita Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2005
Beautiful textures and detail. I want to brush the horse's mane and tail. =) I like the cool colors, and the whole feel of the piece. You're quite an amazing artist!
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