A year of joyful art making, experimentation and an exciting new direction. Thank you to the supporters, collectors, encouragers and laugh-makers who inspired me along the way! Happy Holidays and a 2019 with less drama and more truth-telling.
To me, a lifelong lover of animals and horses, there is nothing more glorious then a horse freely moving the way nature meant them to move. Just pull over the next time you pass by a pasture and watch them for a while. That's how I saw this brilliant young stallion, playing next to a field of mares, elevating himself almost above the ground, with joy.
As lippizan horses age, they often become white and their natural movements are channeled in classical riding schools into astounding movements and performances. But me, I like them free. Although I do like riding the movements, when my poor foot doesn't have to have surgery (in the spring).
Mixed media, 12X16" on Canson canvas board, unframed.
It's that time of year when I can't ride. Aside from the cold and snow, I have to have foot surgery so riding is out of the question. I was one of those kids who loved horses from the moment I could breath.
So if I can't ride right now, I'm going to paint them. I've spent a lot of time at Temple Farms in Wadsworth, IL. When Lippizans were almost wiped out in World War II, a herd was moved to the U.S. and this is where they now live, reproduce and perform. The riders are fantastic, the horses breathtaking in their airs-above-the-ground. This is a portrait from a Sunday performance.
Original 12X12” acrylic on stretched canvas. For sale, make an offer! This is a lippizan stallion performing at Temple Farms in Wadsworth, Il. It is a work in hand dressage movement training the horse to use it’s hindquarters.
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