Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Surprise Encounter (Horses at South Padre Island)

Surprise Encounter
8" x 16" Oil on panel 

I finished this painting about an hour ago.   What a grand time I had with it!   I took the reference photo a few years ago at South Padre Island, Texas.    At the time it was a surprise to encounter the horses on the dunes;  their owner was nearby.   What a blessing for this artist to be able to take several photos of these handsome horses, and the dog who carefully watched them and stayed close by.    

A few days ago I posted a work in progress of this scene; to view , please go here

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  1. the presence of horses gives feeling of freedom : )

    1. Freedom...I like that observation, Sadeu. Thank you for your nice comment.