Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Wild Horses, the Sound of Freedom

The inspiration for this painting happened at McCullough Peaks during my painting trip. I had been out painting the herd as the sun came up while they napped and peacefully grazed. About mid-morning, they began to stir and slowly move off. I knew where they were headed. I jumped in the truck and drove to the waterhole and watched as they thundered in for a drink.

The sound of their hooves, the dust the excitement was an amazing experience! I have done several paintings of that event and wanted to work one up that was larger.  I invite you to watch as this 24x48 painting comes to life.

The composition sketched in.

I begin working in the background dust and horses.

Jasmine was "helping" me.

"Sound of Freedom"
This piece will be in the Traveling the West Exhibit in Dallas, TX
October 22-24, 2015


Sam said...

I love how the horses emerge out of your canvas - like they are coming out of fog. Silly analogy, I know, but just so very beautiful.

Monty and Harlow

Karen McLain said...

Thank you! I like that, it would make a cool painting!