Sunday, December 19, 2010

"Black Horse" - Splash Painting


Yet another splash painting .... this one is gone wild !
I am happy about this piece for a couple of reasons. The first is the subject matter. I have appreciated horses for a long time. It started as a young girl with picture books. The passion moved to local trail riding and then to mucking stalls for free riding lessons. Learning about tacking up western saddle and eventually riding bare back on a gorgeous, huge Belgian; Bob, is where I left off years ago. Beautiful memories.

The other reason I enjoy this piece is that when the "splashing" was dry I went quickly with light blue violet and a long handled filbert. In a very short time I traced/sketched in the image; the head and mane of a black horse. Wow !

When I showed this piece to my family my daughter immediately claimed it, and now it hangs, of all places, in her kitchen.

Please share what you think of it with a comment. Thank you for stopping in.....


10 comments:

Dan Kent said...

And how is this not painting?! This is painting!! Beautiful! There are almost as many techniques as artists, but not everyone can express themselves as you can with this one. Excellent work - I can see why your daughter snatched it!

Shirley said...

I didn't know what to expect when you called it splash painting - and was surprised by the result. It is gorgeous!!

Anonymous said...

i love all the blue!!

Alex said...

I think it's an awesome painting! Beautiful pose for a horse, and my wife and I both love horses(I just like looking at them).
And in various ways, it's a very expressive piece!

Cathy Holtom said...

I can just see this on someone's wall, it's original and expressive and definately a painting!

PAMO said...

I love it! It's beautiful.

Sandra said...

Wow! such a strong painting. I think you should continue developing this technique.

raena said...

I'd have to agree with Dan on this one! This is really creativity at work, excellent results!

John said...

Tracey, I really like your work. You are into nature and that is wonderful. Keep up the good work.

Mary said...

Hi Tracey,

This is such a powerful piece. It shows your strength and personality in it to me. Definatley gives me the WOW factor.

Your friend always "Mare"