Archives for March 2015
borders are very similar.
When I saw this beautiful little paint filly’s amazing coat and cute little face and her equally beautiful mother, I just had to paint them. I relished the challenge of capturing the intricacies of the pattern of the baby’s coat. I also loved portraying the gentleness and love that the mare is showing for her gorgeous little foal. The border contains authentic Navajo blanket design elements, which support their western history and accentuates their coat color.
Strength, power, personality plus. He is indeed breaking through and charging right off the canvas towards the viewer! Based on a real stallion the length of his mane & forelock is the real thing! I really enjoyed painting his swirling hair and wide-open nostrils. Can’t you just hear him snorting? The border complements and accentuates his strength & pure vitality.
I remembered the blue tongue of Willy the Grizzly who was part of a friend’s exotic family (jaguars, pumas, wolves, etc.) in Utah. One day as I came to his cage, he and I placed enormous paw against small hand. Then he slimed my face with his long blue tongue. So soft and quite bear-breathy but a sweet moment. He was a gentle giant and appeared in the movie, “Jeremiah Johnson.” Remember the “Griz” who chased the old Mountain Man into his cabin? That was Willy. He wore a special saddle. Was quite a sight watching my friend and Willy lope across the mountain meadows…