Wednesday, May 6, 2009

"Gossip Hour" by Kate Dardine

This is a 24x6" oil on gallery-wrapped canvas, available from my website. "Gossip Hour" depicts a scene very familiar to horse people. Horses are extremely curious animals, and if something is "going on" they need to be right there, checking things out. On the day I shot the photo reference for this painting, I was actually doing a photo shoot of another horse. The owner was trying to get her horse to run and move around in an animated way for a portrait I was going to paint. These four horses seemed to be joking about what they probably perceived as some pretty silly actions on our part as we flapped our arms up and down to make the old gelding move. I'm sure they figured we'd lost our minds!

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