Monday, June 15, 2009

Sketches for Race Horse Commission

Here are 2 sketches I just completed for a commission. I have not painted an equine portrait in years, but it was initially my beginning in art. My first national media attention, at the age of 16 came from pastel horse portraits, and growing up on a horse farm, inspiration came easily on a daily basis.
The portrait is of Goin' Dancin, a horse that belongs to dear friends and clients out of Lenexa, Kansas. I am fortunate to have spent live moments with this beautiful horse, as he currently trains and races at Turf Paradise, Phoenix, AZ, only 2 hours from home! I would love to hear your feedback, as to which layout you artists out there favor...or other comments as well. Looking forward to painting this beauty at 24" x 34" soft pastel on Wallis paper, and revisiting my love of youth.

3 comments:

Robert A Vollrath said...

Nice to see some non-insect art as I always explain to people that Jessa can paint anything or draw anything in this case.

I remember the beautiful horse painting in your home, when your home didn't have wheels and an engine.

Please keep posting when you can and I'll keep the comments coming.

~ Marie ~ said...

I am so glad I have your delightful blog to glimpse into your heart and soul. I can see you are busy ... nothing like the desert heat to drive one inside to get some work done. Hugs and good cheer. Marie

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