August 26th, 2019
My favorite color. Actually, I love them all! You can almost feel his silky mane and tail blowing in the wind as he prances along. Horsey facts: The buckskin color is characterized by a cream-colored body with black points, such as the tail, mane, tips of ears, and legs. This color combination can be on any breed in a variety of cream to tan skin and sometimes with dapples. ( I won't bore you with whys and the hows of coat colors unless you want me to. Leave a request in the comments.) A famous buckskin was a horse named Buttermilk and belonged to Dale Evans!
This image of the buckskin draft I got from Pinterest. Link enclosed.
August 25th, 2019
My Father-In-Law, Arthur was an old horseman. At 88 years of age, he was witty and funny. He'd tell me stories about him growing up on a farm in Pennsylvania, and how his mother took care of the neighbors horses. She taught him how to ride at a young age. He rode in a western saddle, and would tell me all about his boyhood adventures on horseback. He'd often ask me how I was doing in my riding. He'd always smile when I told him of my latest challenges. Arthur passed on in his sleep peacefully. I miss you. So this horse is drawn in your memory. I'm thinking of calling it, A horse for Arthur.
As I worked on the drawing, I remembered the stories Arthur would tell me. A black horse kept popping up in my mind. I wanted it to be special. I love pencil sketching and the black, and grays it makes. I put in some colored pencil to make it special. The picture dosen't do it justice. The blue is more vivid. Look for it in the shop coming soon.
August 19th, 2019
I draw everyday. Sometimes for hours. I loose track of the time. I'm in my own little world. Nothing matters but the drawing.
I included this "ad", if you will, to show that art is a process. Getting the proportions right, the shadows, midtones and highlites.