The Horse As Subject; Day 9 #30paintingsin30days. Its Always Fun!
The horse is one of my most consistent, long term subjects. And, here I am, drawing horses again!
Day #9 = Horse Study.
It is indeed Day Nine of the #30paintingsin30days hosted by Leslie Seata Fine Art. Today’s piece is another in a long line of drawings and paintings featuring a horse as subject.
Draw Once, Draw Often
I never grow tired of drawing or painting the horse, it seems.
So, as I take a short break from painting cappuccino and espresso cups, I’d like to share today’s horse painting with you. I used watercolor and colored pencil for this particular study done on Stillman & Birn’s Beta Series paper. For a subject, I used one of my Breyer models.
Also, I’m including versions of my Breyer Models that I did using my iPadPro, iPencil and the Procreate app. Draw them once, draw them often – you might say.
People As Curiosity.
I did try drawing the animals from life at a stables once. They kept moving so I could only draw them from a head-on view. It seems they were as curious of me as I was of them.
In the past 10 years, for example, I’ve used the horse in my “Still Life With Toy Pony” series. And, I spun that series off into its own mini-series. Later, I linked up Toy Pony with MsKitty so they could go off and play.
I still have a crayon drawing of a horse and rider that I did more than five decades ago. More evidence that I find these animals intriguing, interesting, and just beautiful.
I sometimes wonder why I draw horses; what is the fascination? Beauty and grace come immediately to mind. Also, some sort of vague notion of freedom perhaps linked to the vision of wild horses.
Oops, that’s almost a cliche, isn’t it? When I looked up “horse as symbol”, I found references to freedom and power.
More To Come…Sometime In the Future!
In any case, I have a vague idea I’ll be doing more paintings of horses in the future! In the meantime, please enjoy!