One of my most successful and admired realistic paintings. Beans was a great subject to photograph and then to paint. I think it helps when I've met or know the animal I am painting as they actually 'speak' to me as I work. Yes, I definitely talk back! I was fortunate to be having a few lessons with a very accomplished hyper-realistic pastel artist when I was almost finished this one and she really pushed me to get those last final touches and really bring Beans to life.
Here is a testimonial from my client about this piece: "WOW WOW WOW – words can’t express how much I LOVE my painting Anne did of my horse Beans! Anne is certainly very talented and captured him to a T – the detail and expression is amazing and so real. Everyone that sees it’s always asks if it’s a photo and comments on how it has really captured Beans personality. Would highly recommend Anne, not only is she super talented but such a gorgeous lady to deal with. Will treasure my painting forever and it is in pride of place!" Kelly Watson