Thursday, July 23, 2015

Something different, mixed media horse art.


"The Sky is Falling-The Sky is Falling!"

After many years of looking at my reference photo library to create  horse paintings, I decided to turn myself free and paint what comes directly from my heart. No need to look for the perfect photo of the perfect horse in the perfect pose. Just take out brushes and paint, create a back ground and put a horse on it!
I love doing these.  I had no idea how fun it could be to sit down and let your muse take over. The horses each seem to be a "character" of some sort.
I don't plan ahead, I don't think what colors should I use, I don't think how is this horse going to look, until the exact moment I'm placing paint on paper.  Each piece is it's own unique being you won't find anywhere else.
They're composed of many layers of paint and the surface is complex and rich.
I hope you've enjoyed seeing them.
Thank you for stopping by.
Donna Ridgway

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Tail Lights, a Racing Scene by Kimberly Kelly Santini

"Tail Lights," (4) (yes, you read that correctly) 6" x 8" panels, when, placed side by side, depict an entire field of race horses, overall painting size 24" x 8". I have photoshopped black lines in between so that you can see how the design breaks across the panels. This is acrylics on museum quality panels, priced at $1199 (all 4 panels come together). In process images are here and inquiries may come to me

My Saratoga gallery asked for some pieces around 8" x 10" or smaller and I got the seemingly-brilliant-at-the-time idea to create a series of horse butt racing scenes, all individual. So I set my easel up with four, planning to attack the first batch all at once.

And then that seemingly-brilliant-at-the-time idea blossomed into something entirely different.

What if instead I painted an entire field of horses, running away from the viewer, but stretched them artistically across the four panels? I would end up with four different paintings, but when they were assembled, they become one combined image.

So I spent the last 6 days trying to answer that question. I think I got my answer!

But what do you think?

Thanks, as always, for following along with my artwork,
Warmly, Kimberly Santini