Sunday, December 14, 2014

Mustang Descent

The thunder of hooves still echos in my  heart as I remember the descent of a band of horses from the hilltop. The excitement and freedom was palatable as they ran through the thick sage and dust.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Mustangs, Bonds and Atmosphere

While watching wild horses, I am intrigued by their relationships and the feeling of mystery. No matter how much time I spend in contemplation, I am always inspired and learning. This piece shows a mare and two foals emerging from the atmosphere. Surprise and delight are what I feel each time I see them, a chance to discover something new.
"They Appeared out of the Dust"

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Painting Morning Light

After leaving my campsite at dawn, I came upon a small band of three horses just after the sun light came over the hill. The light caught the mane, tail  and the edges of the horses coat. Communicating the beauty of the morning light and the relationship between the mare and new foal was the goal of this piece.
"Love and Light"


Friday, October 24, 2014

Sunrises and Wild Horses

Getting up early to look for wild horses is one of my favorite things to do. The promise of a new day always fills me with hope, and when I see the sunlight hitting the horses it is inspiring. That beauty finds it's way into every part of my life.

"Sunrise on the Basin"
Oil on Birch

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Picasso, Wild Horse Icon

 Picasso, is one of the most easily recognizable  Sand Wash Basin stallions. His bold markings and high ranking with other stallions has added to his alluring  presence. This past summer, I only saw him on two of the 14 days that I was at Sand Wash. This painting was inspired when I watched him pushing his band across the range. Little did I know, that he would later loose his band to another stallion.

"Picasso's Strength"

"Picasso's Strength"-Detail