Saturday, August 10, 2013

McCullough Peaks Wild Horses

There  is something that is so inspiring about being able to watch and learn  from wild horses. This summer was my first time to do that with the McCullough Peaks herd. These horses tended to mass together in the day as they grazed and napped. Since I was there for several days, I watched them thunder into the waterhole and amble in as well. There was time for a dip in the water after a drink and a good session of play after that.

But one of the more peaceful and beautiful things was watching the band Stallions take up the last position as they headed out for the the evening. Watching for predators and keeping  everyone together his strength and watchfulness are what defined him. This painting was inspired by that.

"McCullough Peaks Stallion. As the sun set, he followed his band over the ridge."
Oil on Linen

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