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"
Oil
24x48
This piece will be in the Traveling the West Exhibit in Dallas, TX
October 22-24, 2015




2 comments:

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!