Friday, April 2, 2021

Post 101: No One Can Teach Riding So Well As A Horse, 18x24 Acrylic Stretched Canvas

Painting Name: No One Can Teach Riding So Well As A Horse

Like cats, there are certain favorite animals I have to, or had to, paint. This is my first horse painting in about a zillion years. I like how he turned out.

Medium: Acrylic
Size: 18x24 Gallery Wrapped Stretched Canvas
Framed?: No
Edition Year: 2021
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Update: September 22, 2021

This painting was entered into a juried event called "Best of the Region 4" - wish me luck! Creative Brush is once again hosting the Best of the Region 4, which is sponsored by p-ART-ners and the Manassas Art Guild

What Brought About this Painting?
The name for this painting came from this quote:
“No one can teach riding so well as a horse.” - C.S. Lewis

I did like this horse quote as well, but "A Large and Liquid Eye..." didn't quite feel right for the name. That sounds more like a whale maybe.

“A large and liquid eye… the swirl of dust around pounding hooves… these, then, are the images that move us.” - Author Unknown

I was the typical little girl growing up - CRAZY about horses. Everything horses. 
"Horses, horses, horses" (line from the movie "Sleepless In Seattle"). Horse books, seeing horses, drawing horses, a few early paintings of horses and even horse racing (can you say Secretariat?). 

I was thinking it was high time to get a horse painting on record!

This is a larger canvas than my typical works so far, it's 18 by 24 by 1.50 - a gallery-wrapped heavy duty canvas. It looks pretty good on my green wall too!

I would keep this painting but it is bigger than my house (kidding, but not, it's 18x24 inches). So "No One Can Teach Riding So Well As A Horse" is looking for just the right home of another horse lover.

Update: Friday, May 7, 2021

This painting was juried and selected to appear at Sunshine Ridge Farm Winery at 
15850 Sunshine Ridge Lane, Gainesville, VA 20155 from about May 25 to June 29, 2021. Gratefully, 4 out of 5 of my pieces entered were chosen for display!

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