Thursday, September 30, 2010

Bay Hunt Seat

I can't seem to recall the name of this one.  I helped train this quarter horse and showed it in hunt seat classes a few times.  This horse has bay coloring.  Looking at the painting now, I could go darker around the muzzle.  He had a bright expression in the reference photo and I was able to capture that.  Thanks for following my progression of "Equine Challenge" week.  Tomorrow's goal is to mat and frame a painting recently sold so it's ready to hand deliver to a Cincinnati customer.  I plan to continue with my horses until I run out of horses to paint.  At that point, I'm going to need more subjects......anyone own a horse? 


  1. Hi! I've just found your blog through a comment you wrote to Fábio. I like a lot your paintings, especially your horses. One can feel you love them. Congrats.

  2. Thank you Albert. I stopped by your blog and love all your paintings from the locations in your part of the world. And yes, I do love horses.

  3. Dear Gretchen,
    Sooo lovely work! Ah, my heart melt away... You have to come to Sydney where are horses. I sketch them at a farm. Upload more horses, please!!
    Cheers, Sadami

  4. Oh Sadami.....a dream come true to travel to Sydney for the sole purpose of painting. Let me know when the airlines are giving away trips to Australia! Thank you so much.

  5. Hi, Gretchen. Such a beautiful eyes... :)

    Unfortunately I haven't got a horse. Not yet. But some day...

  6. Your horses are so lively! They are wonderful subjects, and you are so talented in painting them! Ciao!

  7. Thank you Akwarelia and Cristina! I am really enjoying not only painting them, but re-living my experiences with them. I think my horse challenge will continue a bit longer.

  8. Gretchen-
    You did a beautiful job on this horse!



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