Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Two Horses Grazing

This is for Virtual Paintout Nov 2011, Arles France challenge. It's oil on 12x16 canvas panel.

This is my second submission to the challenge this month. I've never really painted horses before, so when I saw this photo, I wanted to give it a try. (ref) I also liked the dusk sun light coming from behind so the horses would be in the shadow except for the edges where the sun hit. The reference photo was not too clear on the detail of the horses. Since I was making these horses the focus of this painting, I had to add more detail to the main horse, especially the face. I would have loved to spend more time to get the horses better anatomically precise, however I'm running out of time as I've been helping my younger son's school with their Christmas performance, so this would have to be it. Finally, I added some sun rays with a bigger brush to give the painting more interest.


  1. What a great image you found! You did a great job with the horses. I love the sun rays and the colors you used. :)

  2. Lovely job with those horses for first time. I really enjoyed looking through your work. You paint "good"! LOL I'll enjoy following your blog.