During the recent visit of the Budweiser Clydesdale Team, I spent time painting them from life. Here are two 5x7 portraits I did in the Studio. Painting these horses from life allowed me to see all the wonderful color visible in their coats. The rich color is what I focused on in these two paintings. I also wanted to show the warmer and cooler colors of these two horses. This nice pair of paintings were completed mostly using a pallet knife, the thick texture of the paint was symbolic of the amazing presence these horses display.
The Horsemanship Connection: In the past couple of weeks, Ray Hunt and Sally Swift have passed on. Two wonderful teachers that have brought many insights into horsemanship and riding. The time I spend learning from these great teachers, watching horses and being aware of Harmony, Balance and Breathing add value to my own skills. The ability to pass those principles on in our relationships with horses and people is the manifestation of the teachings of Ray Hunt and Sally Swift.
5x7 oil paintings $50.00 each plus $4.80 shipping