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.

Monday, June 2, 2014

The Cloud Foundation Annual Art Exhibit and Fundraiser

Join me on August 2nd from 5:30-9:30 at the reception for the Celebration of Wild Horses through Art and Music- an annual fundraiser for The Cloud Foundation.  Come meet the Artists, filmmaker Ginger Kathrens will give a presentation and Opus Moon will perform.

The Cottonwood Center for the Arts located at 427 E. Colorado Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 8090

 As a pre-show offer, Equus ferus Wild Horse Photography, (one of the participating artists),  is offering a limited edition of prints and note cards with the proceeds going to The Cloud Foundation.

Are you unable to attend but still want to support The Cloud Foundation? I encourage you to support their ongoing efforts to preserve wild horses on public lands. You can donate today. Make sure to sign-up for the newsletter to keep up with the latest news about Cloud!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Wild Horse Painting Adventure 2014

During the last four years, I spend time each summer painting different mustang herds. Every year, I strive to learn more as I observe and paint.  This summer, as I have done in the past, I am pre-selling paintings that are based on this adventure.

Pre order a 9x12 painting and receive 30% off my standard price.
I will travel to the Little Book Cliffs, Sand Wash Basin, McCullough Peaks, and Pryor Mountain ranges. I also will have a two week Artist-in-Residency at Bighorn Canyon Recreation Area, painting the Pryor Mountain horses.

 I am leaving in June for the range to paint  as many field studies of the horses and landscape as I can. When you pre-order a 9x12 painting based this trip, I will take 30% off my standard pricing.

How it works:

Original 9x12 oil painting $225.00 Quantities limited
Pre Order Price: $157.50 plus shipping. Two payments of $78.75 plus shipping.

 Payment on the first installment needs to be made before I leave, and the second payment is made when I return and you choose your painting. Choice is awarded in the order that you take advantage of the offer. (So make the first payment now!) You will be able to choose your painting in mid-August. If you want to make other arrangements for payment, please email me.

Offer ends June 25th.

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"The Paint Box" 1972 Shasta 

 To see more photos from my Adventures visit my "Go There, Paint That" page.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Karen McLain, Painting and Process

Painting wild horses from life is the foundation for the work I do in the studio. I want to express the power, beauty and bonds that I see manifest in wild horses. The freedom, risk and challenge that is inherent in living wild in nature is reflected in my process of working from life. They are not solely paintings of horses, but reflected communication of their experience and our journey.

The search for horses and my outdoor studio  are different  each time I go out.

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