Thursday, September 26, 2019

A Horse with No Name

Horse With No Name
Marilyn Lott

He was a horse with no name
But he sure did have style
Strong and handsome he was
and I visited him one in awhile

I was captivated with him
His eyes were bright and clear
Intelligence was obvious
Packed his head from ear to ear

No other animal is like the horse
They are so magnificent to me
Whether in a fence 'round the farm
Or on the range and running free

I found this cute little poem that was just the perfect sentiment  for what has been much of my studio focus these past few weeks.  Towards the last half of my annual Ely, Nevada art sabbatical part 2, I stepped out of my comfort cow zone and began to paint a piece that was of a beautiful gray mare.  It turned out so well that I couldn't stop and wound up painting 5 total horse pieces that week.  Three of which sold immediately when I posted the image on social media.  Each reminded the new owner of a horse they had fond memories of.   

The canvases were relatively small (8 x 8 in) but the horses were dramatic and filled the space perfectly.   The dark background really added to the drama and made the horse seem to pop right off the canvas.  I've picked up more 8 x 8 inch canvases because I'm not stopping.  I feel compelled to paint more.

This week I worked to create a nice print and a set of note that feature my equine art.  These are available for purchase on my Etsy Shop.  I would love to hear your comments about this series of work. 

Set of 5 note cards for $20

The Gray Mare- SOLD
The Paint- SOLD

The Palomino- $150 
The Quarter Horse- SOLD

The Mare and Her Foal- $2