I have explored artists that paint horses and found Howard Turpning's work. He is a master at people, horses and landscapes. I think the process of copying a master painters work is a healthy exercise. I imagine some will argue that point. I would much rather be standing by a horse, with an Indian on his back, next to a rambling spring etc. But it is not happening Dec. 10 in Kansas City MO. So this computer is the next best thing. I did go out and photograph this afternoon for my own reference photos. I pulled over and parked to ask permission to photograph the horses. I found out of the 5 animals, only one was a horse, the other 4 were MO jumping mules!!! Never the less, I took several photos.
I'll post the beginning of the painting, and the work after about 1 1/2 hours of work. I am certain there will be more work required, but I have a good start!
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