Friday, August 28, 2009
Another stage in the final painting, with more to come. The next phase is a kin to a Fred Stone (equine artist) style of image. Growing up some time as a kid in "horseland" Ocala, Florida, I would beg to sit in the galleries for hours, just to study the paintings of race horses he had done covering the gallery walls. He was one of my early artistic inspirations.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Above is the detail of the progress ongoing of "Goin' Dancin" pastel portrait sized at 24" x 36" on Wallis paper. The pic below shows the whole face and neck. However, not showing is a full body with jockey racing to the finish line below his muzzle yet to come in further progress reports.....check back soon!
Monday, August 17, 2009
This a small 11 x 14 pastel study of "Goin' Dancin" done on Wallis Museum paper. Below are some detail pics for you to view. It has been about 10 years since I painted a horse...it's like riding a bike, you never forget once you've learned! It takes me right back to my childhood on the farm. I will be posting new pics of the final large portrait next. Stay tuned.