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Thursday, 24 January 2013 such thing

41 x 29 cm
pencil on paper.
Sheona Hamilton-Grant. All rights reserved.

"My horse is ugly!"
These words were said to me a few years ago after the subject of a portrait came up and they bothered me ... no end.

There is no such thing as an ugly horse.

Every time my pencils get scribbling they prove it, show the world just how erroneous those words were.
Each stroke merging tones, combining strength, proving in black on white the fallacy of this perception.

A beautiful chiselled equine face has a “wow factor” but take one, like Sandor (pictured above) shaped out of honesty, wisdom and kindness the “wow factor” is just as big and lands just that little deeper.
Underneath the muscle and the power is a mind blowing personality and astuteness that is anything but … ugly!


Em Parkinson said...

I completely agree!

felicitydeverell said...

I agree, an 'ugly' horse can make a really stunning drawing.

Peggy said...

Well said Sheona! I agree there is no such thing as an ugly horse!
You did a beautiful job on this portrait and Sandor has a very kind eye too :)

Sheona Hamilton-Grant said...

Thank you Em, Felicity and Peggy :D
Really "Ugly" is a word that cannot be used to describe anything in the animal kingdom...