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

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Sand Wash Basin Wild Horses and Wildlife

During the two weeks that I stayed at Sand Wash Basin, most of  the wildlife I saw were horses that I came to paint. I got to see some old friends that I had painted and watched over the years. "Apache" was one of those horses. He is a spunky small stallion full of life and drive.


In addition to the horses I also saw some elk and smaller residence that call the basin their home.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Summer 2014 Wild Horse Painting Trip

This summer had two special events during my  five week trip. In addition to my visits to Little Book Cliffs, Sand Wash Basin, McCullough Peaks and Pryor Mountain, I had a two week Artist-in-Residency at Bighorn Canyon Recreation Area. The focus of my study was the Dry Head horses that are part of the Pryor Mountain herd. Also, the Celebration of Wild Horses Through Art and Music to benefit The Cloud Foundation had it's inaugural exhibit.

Stallion at Bighorn Canyon Recreation Area

Painted from life. Sand Wash Stallion.

Talking about my painting process during my Artist in residence.

Painting done at Bighorn Canyon.
Celebration of Wild Horses reception was attended by an enthusiastic crowd.
Opus Moon performing.

Ginger Kathrens presenting to a standing room only crowd.
 I will be posting more about the summer events, but to see an album of the paintings I created on location, click here.