Spirit, Power and Grace
I think of those three words as I paint this magnificent horse! I haven’t shown a work in progress for quite some time on here so I thought I would share this one. Its in oils on an 18 x 24 canvas I believe. Calli is a Canadian Horse- the breed used by the Monties may be a way those of us in the US can relate to. They are a popular breed and know for their strength but calm tempernment. Calli is a special horse to her family because she takes very good care of them– and they her!
I like to do my drawing on the canvas with the wet paint when I can. In the first couple pics I am just getting the basic shapes in and then you can see I am working on the lights and darks and the beginnings of a background.