"Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul." Vincent Van Gogh
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Probing Remote Possibilities
Probing Remote Possibilities / oil on canvas/ 12x16
Oh, this fellow was so elusive! I wiped off my first attempt after realizing the anatomy was not quite right. I am more pleased with this outcome and he is happy to join the other energetic equines in this series. In my last painting post, Kathryn's comment expressed a concern that I might be adding human qualities to my horses (anthropomorphism). I found that to be an interesting observation, however, that is not my intent. I realize, as with all art, each viewer may see something different and interpret the paintings in unique ways. That is what art is all about as I think the viewer adds so much to the experience of seeing what the artist has wrought. In my mind these recent paintings are totally equine but I admit they certainly are stretching their athletic abilities! Thank you for making me think about this, Kathryn!