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Nimbus Immortalized in Print

Portrait of Nim, an arab mare who shared her life with Maryanne Stroud Gabbani of Cairo, Egypt. Nim was close to 30 when she died and is greatly missed by all who knew her. Maryanne remembered her:
"No one rode Nimbus, she took you for a ride. She was a bossy, autocratic old lady with a golden heart, a mischievous trouble maker who could tinker for hours with latches until she undid them. For an Egyptian horse she was old when I got her at 15 and she gave me two lovely foals, a mule (Koko) and the infamous MonkeyLips, through whom I got her grandson Fagr. I can only guess what she'd done in her long life by the way she approached situatons. If you cantered her along a certain portion of the racetrack in Smouha Club in the right direction, she took off like a flash as though still trying to win. She jumped irrigation ditches with finesse and sometimes terrifying height. And when the mood took her...but only when it did...she would suddenly give you the most amazing collection and dance/dressage moves."

Nimbus has been immortalized in print. My portrait was accepted into the artist's gallery in Cher Threinen-Pendarvis' "The Painter IX Wow! Book" (Peachpit Press, ISBN 0-321-30532-9). Below, is Nim's page from the book. Thanks to Lark Baum for the photo of Nim used as reference for the portrait. Painter IX Wow! Book - Portrait of Nimbus Painter IX Wow! Book - Portrait of Nimbus text
Below, portrait of Nim final version, followed by the reference photographs and a close-up of the portrait.

The image was created using Photoshop 7 and Painter 8 Digital Watercolor brushes. The final image is 6x8" on 8x10", printed on Hawk Mountain Art Papers "Osprey Textured" paper. See also this page for more detailed info on this portrait.

Nimbus, final image
Below, is the original photograph scanned into Photoshop at 600ppi followed by the corrected image which was resized and reduced to 300ppi.
Nim, original scan
Nim, corrected scan
A close-up of the final image.
Nim, close-up final image
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