André Brasilier: Sous-bois d’automne

Why Horses? Brasilier says…. “Horses are a superb creation. They’re charged with symbolism, strength, dynamism, beauty. They’re a source of inspiration.” “Horses are always found in a beautiful environment, at the heart of nature, they’re indistinguishable from nature. What I’m interested in is the quest for beauty.” “Whenever I see a horse I’m inspired. The…

Franz Marc: The Dreaming Horses (1913)

Franz Moritz Wilhelm Marc (8 February 1880 – 4 March 1916)[1] was a German painter and printmaker, one of the key figures of German Expressionism. He was a founding member of Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider), a journal whose name later became synonymous with the circle of artists collaborating in it. wikiwand Click For…

Week 12: Supper Time, by Sunnyside

Learning to Improvise Though I had no black paper as used in the lesson, I really wanted to draw this handsome fellow. I used grey paper and my new tinted charcoal and tried to figure out the values myself. Plan: Try again and pay more attention to edges and angles. Thanks for Visiting 🙂 ~Sunnyside

Week 2: Horse, by Sunnyside

What I Want to Practice: Finding a starting place Using correct proportion Using contour lines for emphasis Observing from photo, not instructor’s drawing Experimenting with eraser for highlights Knowing when to stop (exercise vs finished drawing) My Plan Watch video in full, then try to draw using only reference photo Use only an HB pencil,…

The Gypsy Roan – The Peaceful Pub

There is a storm gale in her eyes and the stillness of her mane waiting to gust the field in leaf-red motion. Her back carries the weight of my mind — seated light, set to inhale the morning chase. She seeks that strain of abandon I love — a brisk wind enflamed by trees, stories […]…

Rudolf Koller: Outing on the Forest’s Edge (1895)

Who Is Rudolf Koller? Rudolf Koller (1828 – 1905) was a Swiss painter  associated with a realist and classicist style, and also with  Düsseldorf school of painting.[2] Koller’s style is similar to that of the realist painters Gustave Courbet and Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot. Rudolf Koller is considered one of Switzerland’s finest animal painters.   Click for…