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Courageous Heart by Bonniemarie Courageous Heart by Bonniemarie
In dreary doubtful waiting hours,
Before the brazen frenzy starts,
The horses show him nobler powers;
O patient eyes, courageous heart

- Into Battle
Julian Grenfell

Oils
2012

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:iconjosephhutchison:
josephhutchison Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015
Wonderful work.
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:iconbonniemarie:
Bonniemarie Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015   Traditional Artist
thankyou :)
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BenGoodspeed Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
wow so great! I loved that movie, too
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:iconbonniemarie:
Bonniemarie Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013   Traditional Artist
:) thanks. You mean War Horse? I liked the movie too but I didn't use it for a reference or anything, it's original :)
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thedoraemons7 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
War Horse...
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Bonniemarie Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013   Traditional Artist
:)
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PiOnEeR-07 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
~:heart::rose: iLike So So much :heart:~ ,,and :+fav:Love~
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:iconbonniemarie:
Bonniemarie Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013   Traditional Artist
aw thanks!
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PiOnEeR-07 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
:)
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Venom-V13 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
Very nice work friend!!
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:iconbonniemarie:
Bonniemarie Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!
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:iconvenom-v13:
Venom-V13 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Sure thing, your welcome! ;)
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:iconjuiceofclouds:
juiceofclouds Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really touching work...Animals are sometimes better friends than people.
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:iconbonniemarie:
Bonniemarie Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
very true, thankyou
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Ponyitalia12 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's... just amazing. And touching...
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:iconbonniemarie:
Bonniemarie Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
oh thankyou
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:iconponyitalia12:
Ponyitalia12 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :3
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JenZphantom Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful...
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:iconbonniemarie:
Bonniemarie Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013   Traditional Artist
thankyou :)
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Shirley-Agnew-Art Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
This is beautiful. I just love it!
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:iconbonniemarie:
Bonniemarie Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013   Traditional Artist
thanks so much!!
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Shirley-Agnew-Art Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
You are welcome, it is such a beautiful picture!
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TheLostTargaryen Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, this is fantastic... the emotion in this is so striking and powerful. Gorgeous work! :love:
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:iconbonniemarie:
Bonniemarie Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
thankyou thats really lovely to say :)
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TheLostTargaryen Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! :hug:
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FractialSpin Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
This is beautiful, its from the movie, right?
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:iconbonniemarie:
Bonniemarie Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
No I made it up myself :) thankyou
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J-Hump Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I love it.
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:iconbonniemarie:
Bonniemarie Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013   Traditional Artist
thanks!
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ARTBYTERESA Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
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:iconbonniemarie:
Bonniemarie Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013   Traditional Artist
:D
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raulrk Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
This work is amazing, there is complicity between man and animal, mixed in absurd wars, maybe both will die, man by choice and the horse simply does not know what to expect.
The scene is farewell, very good job in terms of technique and content, is pleased to find artists like you.
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Bonniemarie Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013   Traditional Artist
woah, lovely critique, thankyou, i appreciate it
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nacomenoo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful :)
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:iconbonniemarie:
Bonniemarie Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thankyou :)
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M-J-Gagne Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice painting. The dark haziness of this piece definitely conveys the grittiness of warfare on the European front. I think this image is particularly significant for its depiction of what would have been one of the last great conflicts in which horses and men served together. In this sense it comes across not only as a tribute to the courage of war horses who took part in WWI but of all the horses who have served in battle throughout man's history.

Although the scene around the horse and soldier represents the disorder of war, I find that they themselves are curiously relaxed in this image. The soldier himself is not dressed for battle or for moving through a war zone. This it would appear is a piece about war, but not one that is depicting conflict. However, it is hard to say if this works for or against the painting. Because of the contrast between the positioning of the characters and the tone of the piece,we get the feeling that the two stand a part. Then again, that might be the intention given the theme of the work.
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Bonniemarie Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thankyou so much for the excellent critique! Yes, that was one of the things that appealed to me, the theme of horses in warfare. There is a lot of poignancy associated with their part that I think has been particularly highlighted with the film War Horse.

I wanted a strong contrast between the characters and the destruction around them which I see you have picked up on. It shows, I think, the humanity of those involved and that even in such a horrendous situation there can be some tenderness.
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M-J-Gagne Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Again, you're welcome. It is an interesting contrast. :)
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Cloudwilk Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Filmographer
Very beautifully drawn. Absolutely love the details and the tone with this piece! It could make someone really think.
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Bonniemarie Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012   Traditional Artist
Wow thankyou so much, yeah I hope my art does do that :)
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:iconcloudwilk:
Cloudwilk Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student Filmographer
Well, you got your point across ^^
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roundtower Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
* ¡Fantástico trabajo! Lo hemos destacado dentro de la carpeta "Featured nº 4 o Destacados nº 4" en Special-Groups. (Es la carpeta donde se exhiben los mejores trabajos del grupo).


* Fantastic work! Featured in Special-Groups in folder Featured nº 4. (Best works of the group).

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:iconbonniemarie:
Bonniemarie Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012   Traditional Artist
thanku!
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roundtower Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A real pleasure dear friend!

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crocodiledreams Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great atmosphere, lovely work!
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:iconbonniemarie:
Bonniemarie Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thankyou!
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TheMakarov Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Cool pic. It reminds me war horse movie.
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:iconbonniemarie:
Bonniemarie Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012   Traditional Artist
:) yeah thanks!
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TheMakarov Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
you're welcome, my friend :)
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:iconvenry:
Venry Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Stunning atmosphere :D
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