Saturday, February 22, 2014

Pryor Mountain Summer Range

During my visit to the Pryor Mountain wild horse range last summer, I wanted to be there to see the lupine blooming in the green grass. The colors were beautiful! As I watched the horses come up over the mountain top and spill into the Tea Cup, I knew that I would want to communicate the beauty and feeling of that day.

I did a small study to to get the feel for the movement.

"Across the Range" study

Then I designed a larger painting to show Cloud and his summer 2013 band.

"Summer Range"

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Cloud, Wild Stallion

Last summer was my first visit to the Pryor Mountain. It was a thrill to see Cloud and his family. He is an amazing wild horse and it has been a wonderful experience for the millions who have followed him through his life through the films and work of Emmy award-winning producer Ginger Kathrens. If you need to catch up with Cloud and other wild horse concerns, visit The Could Foundation. 

This painting features Cloud as I watched him late one afternoon. He was racing between his band and a small group of bachelors that were up the hill.