Thursday, July 6, 2017


9x12 watercolor done a few days ago before leaving the mountains, where these horses were photographed at Ruidoso Downs.  Larger than life they are so realistic and when painted on Canson 140 lb cold press paper using Daniel Smith pigments, one can almost believe you can reach out and feel the wind as they rush past.  Sculptor Dave McGary created several horses there at the racetrack permanent display.  Their colors are more soft black and white than this brown bay color I mixed with ultramarine blue and quinacridone burnt orange.  The lead fellow is an Appaloosa (you can see his rump and tail).  I featured this painting on Southwest/Western forum on WetCanvas monthly challenge.
Image COPYRIGHT 2017 Kay Smith

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