Horse No. 2

There is just something about the picture of this horse. it has held my attention for a couple of years now. It was a chilly blustery day and we were scheduled to brand calves. After the gather, the horses got to rest and graze. this guy had hobbles on so he got an early lunch.
I wanted to paint him again and go for more neutral colors and be a bit more loose…with in the lines at least! I loved painting his face and the mane! its challenging to paint on a flat surface, trying to get the curves and shapes, of something that i know by heart, having brushed and petted them all my life. As i applied the paint i would think about running my hand over that spot and how it would feel.
This is 15×22 Artistico Fabriano 140# rough
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6 thoughts on “Horse No. 2

  1. Soup says:

    I love this one! His mane make me shiver! Brrrr!

  2. joani1 says:

    Absolutely awesome, Wyna!

  3. Hobbles – are they the things around his ankles? You are so lucky to have the “tactile” to back up your “artistic,” Wyna. So well done!

  4. castiblanc says:

    You captured the moment . It make us feel the tiredness of the horse. Great work

  5. lesliepaints says:

    I know what you mean about feeling like you were stroking him as you formed the curves of his shape on the paper. I, too, am in love with horses. Beautiful!

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