Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A Painting for Today

"Harness"
6" x 8" original oil painting on Raymar canvasboard
by double clicking on the photo you can view the brushstrokes on this painting
I just learned that the wooden or metal frames that go up the side of the horses neck on a driving harness are called "hames". The source photo I used was captured on the Wet Canvas library site. They have a plethora of horse photos.
I remember drawing and drawing horses when I was a youngster. I wanted a horse sooo bad! I rode rented horses when I could, my uncle and cousin owned horses and I rode them whenever I could, us kids played 'horses', we wrote and read stories about horses. I begged my Grandpa who lived on a farm to get one, so I could ride it for 2 weeks every summer when we visited. You have to LOL now. Back then, I just didn't understand the reason he didn't do that for me. Being around horses here, I NOW get it - lots of upkeep and I am certain my Grandpa had better things to do, like farm, which is such a big task, then and now. I still love them, have knowledge of when and where the 'sale barn' thing happens, and you just never know...

9 comments:

Marian Fortunati said...

It's terrific..
Love the brushstrokes and the colors!!

Vern Schwarz said...

Another very strong painting. I like the way you chopped the background in half and used the same colours throughout. My daughters had a horse while growing up, but it's funny how the switch turned off the moment they got a car. Poor Prince never knew what hit him, and to think they loved that animal. ha Well it's 6:00 here and the festivities are soon to begin!

Pattie Wall said...

I understand Prince and the car. Happens to the best of them. They say that you can obtain a horse at the sale for a meer pittance. I'm about that close.

Karen Hargett said...

I love this Pattie! I love horses - mine is 20 and I've had him since he was 4.

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Edward Burton said...

Great painting! I really like the colors, the wonderful brushwork and the light it has.

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks Edward! The harness part was fun!

Susan Carlin said...

Capital G Great, Pattie!