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Canon
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Canon EOS 60D
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Sep 18, 2012, 7:52:15 PM
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Perseverance by BrittanyStudios Perseverance by BrittanyStudios
The idea behind this painting is perseverance. It was done as a project in college where we had to try to depict an idea that meant something to us personally.

Since it was a personal painting, I chose to base the horse from a calendar picture that I had always been intrigued by that hung on my wall for many years as I was growing up (it was a Robert Vavra photograph). But to further personalize it, the color of the horse in the painting is that of my own horse. Also, I gave the woman long hair because my own has always been fairly long.

Symbolism:

To be perseverant in something, you typically have a goal, so I placed a ready sword in the woman's hand. I chose a weapon to symbolize that she is fighting for something.

She is riding a running horse without saddle or bridle, which to me can be absolutely glorious. I chose this to show that something can be worth the effort it takes to "stay on." I can only imagine how difficult it would be to do that AND hold a sword in your hand.

They are running uphill, near the edge of a cliff, in the dark (and with a sharp object!), which symbolizes that what she is doing is potentially dangerous, and takes concentration.

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mistychadwick Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Would you mind if I used this for a cover of something I'm writing? It totally fits the main character
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