Tuesday, September 28, 2010
"Belgian Paint" or Is It "Paint a Belgian"
Now horseless, I still hold the passion for riding close to my heart. Last week my son's Cub Scout troop was given the opportunity to visit a barn to learn about horses. Needless to say, I was ecstatic and quickly dusted off my boots. Knowing I was an experienced rider, the Cub Scout pack leader allowed me choice of mounts. I didn't care, as long as I could get back in the saddle again (no pun intended). I ended up riding this Belgian/Paint who was truly a joy. I was in my element. My 8 year old son was kind enough to take pictures of me while I rode. It was truly heaven.
After my visit to the barn, I've been inspired to get back into painting horses again. I primarily worked with oils in college, but watercolors have been my painting passion lately, so equines in watercolors it is.
I plan to continue painting horses this week....my own challenge to myself. It's all coming back to me...the anatomy of the horse, the gentle slopes of the withers and back, the depressions above the eyes.
Someday I plan to have a horse again. For now, I will paint them.