Monday, May 18, 2009

The Grace of Power


Another drawing I'm going to submit to the "Art of Realism" show. We have to submit a paragraph describing the 'theme' of our submissions, and since mine is all equine related I'm thinking of each image depicting a symbol of what horses represent to us. Grace, power, freedom, patience, teamwork, compassion...

This is a 5" x 7" drawing using 4B and 2H graphite pencils, and a tortillion for blending.
I wish I could figure out how to scan graphite better...

Thursday, May 14, 2009

After the Lesson


I've been meaning to draw this for a while now. The photo struck me at first glance - just a young girl and her horse walking out of the paddock after a lesson. But to me, it spoke volumes about the camaraderie and connection that develops between two such creatures. It reminded me of all the times I walked out of the paddock after a lesson with my horse, Duffy - he was my best and most loyal friend in the world. We were inseparable and we were buddies.

So here is my latest drawing "After the Lesson". I will be submitting this piece to a juried art show here at the North Vancouver Community Arts Council that is right up my alley - works in graphite for the "Art of Realism" exhibition.