I've always loved horses. Guess there's a lot of us that can say that, right? I've always been interested in drawing and painting them too. About six years ago I got fired from my part-time job (oops!) and decided to start painting for real. I've learned a lot and am starting to define my individual style. It has to do with vintage papers (80-120 years old) and horses. Not only is it fun to do, but the adventure of uncovering these old papers buried amongst the 'stuff' in antique stores is reminiscent of hide n' seek when I was a kid! And I just love the feel of the papers. I'm excited to do many more paintings on vintage sheet music, old newspapers, books, etc!
Here is the second painting I did on vintage paper. It's from a 1927 Oregon Journal. I found an ad for the brand new Buick Regal automobile... hence the title "Regal in Name'! Her real name is Julianne, but I call her Jewels. She is a very Baroque Friesen with lots of mane, tail and feathers.
Signing off from my very first blog ever! Diane
I love this quote from Giorgio Morandi: "A sincere artist is not one who makes a faithful attempt to put on canvas what is in front of him, but one who tries to create something which is, in itself, a living thing."