Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Wild Horses and the warm Arizona Winter

It seems like I wait all year for beautiful days like today. The temperature was in the mid-60's and it is clear and great painting weather. I hiked around for a while this morning until I found a small band of horses. I slowly approached, and keeping my distance, I sat down to paint, "The Sorrel Mare". As you will see in the time lapse video, she stayed in place long enough for me to get the outline in place before moving on. After that, I had to work from memory. The ability of these horses to move off at any time is part of the charm and challenge in painting them.

"The Sorrel Mare"
oil on birch

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