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June 10, 2013
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Sunrise in Equestria by CosmicUnicorn Sunrise in Equestria by CosmicUnicorn
This painting was originally a school project--a study of Albert Bierstadt's piece, "Sunrise on the Matterhorn". It was a painting I did winter quarter (my third master study attempt), and I stopped working on it soon after the quarter ended. When I went to NYC with my classmates I saw the real painting at the Metropolitan Museum and was inspired to finish my study--but with some pony improvements.

Oil on panel.
16" x 20" (40.6cm x 50.8cm)

This painting is being donated to the Everfree Northwest charity auction.
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NoneStar Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lies! you just touched up the painting in Photoshop and added a castle! You can't possibly be this epic xD
Crimson-Shield Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm kinda curious how much this actually ended up selling for. It's an absolutely beautiful painting.
Was about to post that link, but I see you covered it.  :)

I was at EFNW last year, and watched the whole auction.  The bids crossed $1000 in the first minute, and went up from there quickly.  The guy I was sitting next to was the winning bidder, and he was literally crying tears of joy when the gavel was struck.  I think the rep from the hospital was right behind him too.  I think she was a bit shocked at just how much money was raised in that short amount of time.  :D
Bernd01 Mar 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
It's from November anyway. ;P

I was actually that guy next to you by the way. And yeah I got a bit emotional... It meant a lot to me to win. Cosmic's work had a lot of sentimental value to me. I had no idea the Rep was sitting behind me though. Nice to meet you though. :D
Wow, what a small world indeed!  I know this is a long way back, but congratulations again on nabbing that item!  I had the feeling that the painting held a lot of personal value for you, so my wife and I were very happy to see you emerge victorious.  :)

Will you be attending EFNW again this year?  If so, perhaps we'll cross paths again!  :)

Bernd01 Mar 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Heh, thank you.

I will be! I wouldn't miss it. And maybe we will. Only difference is I'll have short hair this time. ;P
Davey-the-6th-moon Oct 15, 2013  Student Writer
Very serene, very lovely! This is an amazing work!
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