The forth painting of the Wild Spirits series, this was inspired by a life long love of horses and the freedom and power they represent to me. A lanky red horse walks through a green, grassy field under a cloudy sky. I sketched horses from life when preparing to create this painting. As I was reflecting one morning an looking out over the pasture, I thought of the perspective horses have and how they live their lives. This inspired the secret message below. I hope it provides comfort and inspiration.
The secret message is written in metallic enamel ink as the first hidden layer of the painting:
“You can and you will. Keep going and keep trying. Don’t give up. Be creative. Find new paths or make your own. Build a community that supports you and nurture each other.Take care of yourself. Roll in the sun. Be alert for new opportunities. Take the leap. Use and stretch your skills. Be curious. Learn who you are and what you stand for. Some of us are built for and some are better at endurance and some of us are made to sprint. Practice. Test your limits and know when to rest.”
Acrylic paints were applied with palette knives and brushes on all sides of a primed wood board surface that has wood cradle (sides). This means you can hang it without the frame.. Thick layers of impasto paint create the horse, sun and other forms.
The painting comes ready to hang with a certificate of authenticity.
Size: 16 inches wide by 12 inches high by 1/8 inch deep. Can be mounted on wood with 7/8 – 3/4 ” cradle on request (+ $30 to price)
All original artwork includes a certificate of authenticity. Artwork is sold unframed.