Saturday, July 22, 2006

I'm getting some background on the painting of this horse. In my mind, I guess, I'm sending the paint in directions the horse has gone and directions he might take. When his front legs come down to earth, he might spring toward you. He might go straight. He might be going higher...Hopefully the lines will give you those feelings of where his energy will burst out next.

I can't believe it's so much fun to do paintings of horses. You can paint them in a realistic way, with an abstract background. Like this painting is. Or you can take the form of the horse, and turn it into abstract shapes and colors. You can set the horse in your painting into a natural setting, or you can do like Steve Martin and let him be a wild and crazy guy.

The possibilities are endless....