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Brave Stallion

Updated on October 21, 2013
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Your spirit was not born on the open plains

But rather in the artists heart

Unborn as of yet behind an empty canvas

I searched for inspiration from my memories past

And heard the pounding hooves from my heart

Beyond the smell of my oil based paint

The gesso and the thinners

Reminiscent aroma fills my senses

With a scent so sublime

Of earth, wind and strength

The odor of the equine

On my palette I mix the medium

The ocher, Indian red and sienna

And with brush, knife and the tips of my fingers

I bring this form to life

The proud stance and rippling muscles

Are fervently laid in as detail

And a final touch, a hue of pearl white

My secret mix to add your majestic high light

Then with the tiniest of brushes

As thin as a horses hair

I wave in the flow of your mane

And bring my steed to life

My proud Brave Stallion

You were the center piece of the show

And now you are born and set free

To gallop through the artists soul



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    • wayne barrett profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Barrett 

      4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you Lilliana.

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      Lilliana Delanor 

      4 years ago from Michigan, USA

      So very beautiful :)

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you very much Phyllis. I appreciate the compliment.

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 

      5 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Wayne, this is an endearing and lovely poem. I can hear the hoofs and the pounding heart of this beautiful soul you brought to life and set free. Such a profound feeling of the essence of the horse and your great gift. Well done, Sir, well done.

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      epigramman 

      5 years ago

      .....actually it wasn't skinny dipping Wayne it was a speedo two sizes too small, lol

    • wayne barrett profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      You are too kind Mr epi! Thanks for taking the time from your skinny dipping to stop by Waynes World :-)

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      epigramman 

      5 years ago

      Gosh Wayne I just came out of the lake just now and it was my first time to get fully wet in the lake which is a big deal for a Canadian , eh! lol

      And upon gazing at your art and your book and your peerless poetry I must present you with a brand new Epi-man top ten:

      He's a:

      (in no particular order)

      10. He's a wonderful father

      9. He's an awesome writer

      8. He's a true poet

      7. He's a great artist and painter

      6. He's respected by his peers

      5. He's loved by his daughters

      4. He's a renaissance man

      3. He is a loving man

      2. He is one of a kind

      1. and he's Epi's friend

      Amen

      lake erie time 3:01pm

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      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco

      Top notch ,vivid and beautiful .I like the way you talk about your other gift: painting .You are very talented ,my friend.

    • wayne barrett profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you very much Jaye and I really appreciate the support!

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you Eddy. I appreciate the share!

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      I appreciate your kind words very much Suzette.

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you very much Vincent.

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      Jaye Denman 

      5 years ago from Deep South, USA

      Wayne--I'm in awe of your multiple and amazing talents! The painting is magnificent, as is the poem. Bravo!

      Voted Up++++ and shared

      Jaye

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      Eiddwen 

      5 years ago from Wales

      Oh so beautiful and voted up for sure.

      Eddy.

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Daisy, what a pleasure to see you here. I always appreciate your kind words and your support. I also want to say thanks again for the wonderful work and inspiration you give on your Facebook group. Thank you!

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      Suzette Walker 

      5 years ago from Taos, NM

      You painted those stallions? I had no idea of your talents, Wayne. The paintings are beautiful. The poem is just as beautiful as the paintings. I love how you write the poem, just as if you are brushing and creating a painting. This is outstanding. Your creativity and uniqueness bowls me over!

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      Vincent Moore 

      5 years ago

      An artist weaves his words in descriptive form and takes up the brush to bring it all to life in this majestic steed. The scent of oils, paints and the stallion brought together to form. Beautiful work Wayne.

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      Daisy Mariposa 

      5 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Wayne,

      I am very impressed with both your poetry and your paintings. Wow!

    • wayne barrett profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you very much Deb.

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thanks for the visit and for the follow. I will be looking forward to checking out your work.

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      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Wayne, your work is beautiful, so full of life and dignity. Your words fill in the pieces, yet the painting says so much more. Thank you for sharing!

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      Jose Velasquez 

      5 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      Wow, an amazing image and the story of it's creation. I enjoyed this a lot.

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Okay, I was off, but now I know. I have seen you referred to as, 'Sha' and was just wondering. Well, Happy Mothers Day, Shauna!

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you for the compliment Rasma.

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you agapsikap. Happy Mothers Day

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      Wayne, it's short for Shauna.

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you sweety! Happy Mothers Day!

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you Nellieanna. Hope you have a wonderful Mothers Day!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. I was reading and I was looking at your stallion and in the end I thought it would just gallop right out of my comp. Love your painting it's wonderful.

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      agapsikap 

      5 years ago from Philippines

      Its amazing! How lovely..

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      Erika 

      5 years ago

      Very beautiful, Dad!

    • wayne barrett profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Appreciate the compliment Frank!

    • wayne barrett profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you very much Ann!

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      5 years ago from TEXAS

      A wondrous marriage of words and art. It's exquisite, Wayne!

    • wayne barrett profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you Sha! (Is that short for Sharon?) I appreciate the comments. Have a happy Mothers Day!

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      Frank Atanacio 

      5 years ago from Shelton

      this was just a blow your mind good wayne barrett :)

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      Anne 

      5 years ago from Spain

      Wow Wayne, you a truly talented. Fantastic in all aspects.

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you very much Martin.

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you Romeos. I truly appreciate the compliment.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      Wayne, not only is the poem remarkable but your artwork is outstanding! I had no idea just how far your talents fly. Awesome!

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      Cat 

      5 years ago from New York

      Wayne,

      You write the words that make the whole world sing... :-)

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you for the compliment Faith. Yes, that is one of my own pieces. It is one of my favorites.

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      Romeos Quill 

      5 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      I'm glad you've pulled the bushel off of this great piece of art;what an amazing picture!

      Thanks for sharing this treasure-a feast,that the eyes could dine on for a very long time indeed.

      Yours Sincerely,

      R.Q.

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you Cat. You make me blush with your accolades. Its always good to see you here.

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      Martin Kloess 

      5 years ago from San Francisco

      A magic web intertwining this. Impressive and well done

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      Faith Reaper 

      5 years ago from southern USA

      I believe I will come over to your side of HP Town for a visit to see what all else you have going on dear talented writer, poet, artist extraordinaire!

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      Faith Reaper 

      5 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, my goodness, Wayne!!! You are on a roll with your amazing writing! Wow! And you paint too? Is this art your creation as well? If so, I too, am blown away by your amazing talent.

      When is your next showing? They should love you down in Clearwater. I lived there when I was younger and loved it. Well, anywhere you go will love your art . . . next stop NY!

      STUNNING!!!

      Voted up ++++ and sharing

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Cat 

      5 years ago from New York

      Wayne,

      This is beautiful... it's all so beautiful. Your description of inspiration and bringing art to life is truly an art in it's own right! This horse, your creation? I am blown to pieces! I couldn't be anymore impressed. Gosh, Wayne, I knew you were talented, but you should be sipping margheritas in the Bahamas with your riches! Truly impressed and inspired!

      LOVELY!

      Cat

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