Thursday, March 28, 2013

Stallion Reflection

Painted from life, "Stallion still Water Reflection", depicts one of my favorite Arizona wild horses. "Robin", (Batman and Robin had a large band up until several months ago), is one of my favorite stallions.  He was the first wild horse I saw out here in May 2010, and I have watched him over the past 3 years, learning so much about wild horses from this stallion.  When I caught up with him on this morning, he was napping standing in the shallow edge of the river.

"Stallion still Water Reflection"
Oil Painted from life.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Wild Horses Dramatic Communication

Wild horses have distinctive ways of communicating. They are often dramatic interactions that only last briefly but are full of pawing, squeals, rearing and chasing.  This interaction was a brief conversation stating, "Keep away from my mares". When planning this painting, I considered the negative shapes, and freely used brushwork to express the action and movement of the horses energy.

"The Stallion Conversation"

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Benson, Band Stallion

Last summer, during my visit to Sand Wash Basin, Benson was very happy to pose for me while I painted or photographed him. He was such a ham! He would hang around the waterhole waiting for other bands to get a drink so he would have someone to "play" with.

"Benson at Noon"
Oil on birch

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Portrait of Strength~Wild Stallion

This is one of my favorite wild stallions, Corona.  He is a strong and brave stallion to his band at the Sand Wash Basin, CO.

"Wild, Forever!"
Oil on Birch

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Wild Horses, "Free as the Wind"

This painting of Corona, one of the icons of the Sand Wash Basin, expresses what I feel about the power and beauty of wild horses. May they ever be, as free as the wind!

"As Free as the Wind"
Oil on cradled board
Available through Equis Art Gallery

Sunday, March 3, 2013

The Nature of a Wild Colt

I was remembering some of the antics around the waterhole when I was visiting the Sand Wash Basin. It seemed like after their thirst was satisfied, the younger colts would be ready for a game of tag and chase. It was so fun to watch the playful freedom.

"Playful Colt"
Oil on Birch