Wednesday, 28 August 2013
A very little horse - this is 4"x4" in pastel. I liked his nose, hence deciding to paint him. Horses are something I normally avoid as they are devilish difficult to paint. I thought maybe some practice would be in order, perhaps starting with anatomical drawings using an artist's mannequin made for the purpose. Such a mannequin turns out to cost almost £100 - frankly you could buy a real horse round here for less than that (well, a pony. In fact, in the case of Dartmoor ponies, they might pay you to take them).