Saturday, May 31, 2008

Panel #146 - Progress

After a couple painting sessions and about 2 hourse total painting time, here is how the panel looks.

Le Cadeau du Cheval - Mural Mosaic - Panel #146

I am proud to announce that I will be a part of this wonderful project "Le Cadeau du Cheval" a mural by the great people at Mural Mosaics. You can visit their website to see the progress of this mural along with others they have completed in the past. I was fortunate enough to get the opportunity to photograph a very athletic Quarter Horse stallion this last weekend and came away with a number of great action photos. He comes from some great reining bloodlines and has the stops and spins to prove it!! The photo I chose to work from for my panel was one of him at liberty. He chose to change direction with gusto!! He could be a cutter in this snap shot! Very impressive horse!!

Here is the panel before I started. It actually had less purple in the right bottom corner.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Wilbur - Finished

Here he is completed, the somewhat grumpy and yet so very sweet older gentleman.

For those who are not familiar with horses and the equine industry there are often misconceptions about horse paraphernalia. A grazing muzzle is used to benefit the horse's health and is no way hurting the horse or causing them any discomfort. In the hands of knowledgeable owners horses live long and happy lives both at work and at play.