Saturday, July 18, 2009

Painting Horses

I am not a "horse guy", I didn't grow up around horses and can count on one hand how many times I have ridden one, but lately I have enjoyed painting them. The smooth surface texture fits my current painting style and the techniques I use to depict a horse match those I use to render a flower or cloud. The nostalgic element attached to a horse also jives with the inherent mood in most of my work. Featured in this post are 2 of the latest.

Above: SEAFOAM 17x15 (23x21 Fr) oil on panel 2008
Below: no title yet, 17x20 oil on panel 2008