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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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puszcza3a Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
Due, thats reallly beautifull.
Do you maybe have higher resolution copy?
Moguryuu Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
there needs to be more pieces out there based on the locations. There's just so much beauty in Equestria, ya know?

This is such a wonderful painting, though. If anyone is able to bridge the gap between ponies and fine art, its you.
NoneStar Featured By Owner 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
CosmicUnicorn Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
Crimson-Shield Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm kinda curious how much this actually ended up selling for. It's an absolutely beautiful painting.
Bernd01 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
GrandMoffPony Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
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 Featured By Owner 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
GrandMoffPony Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
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 Featured By Owner 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
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