'Surgalstown Danny Boy' Brown and White Pony Painting

The painting in full size and close-up view.

Portrait Information

This is the third equine painting I created for a client in Kilkenny. Danny Boy is the pony's stable name and he was the client's daughter's pony whom she rode for a while. He has a heart shaped marking on his neck and the client was keen for me to show it in the painting. I completed the painting in May 2019 at 45 x 35 cm (18 x 14 inches) in size. The painting is painted with acrylics on stretched canvas. You can find more information on the commission on my blog here.

Client Feedback

"Hi Ivana, it’s absolutely gorgeous! You have really captured that cheeky glimpse in his eye, couldn’t be happier! …. I received the painting last week and I’m absolutely delighted! It’s gorgeous and my daughter Alice will love it! Thanks again!"
Linda, Kilkenny, Ireland

The Reference Photo and the Finished Painting

Reference photo

The finished painting on canvas

Detail of the neck

The Painting in Progress

Initial sketch

Colour blocking

Finished canvas edge

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