|"Walking to the Start" by John oil on 16x20 canvas|
|"Dressage" by Babs oil on 11x14 board|
Recently we have had some success painting a variety of horses.
John decided to join me in an experiment going to a few Equine events at Caledon Equine Park just to see what happens and to get a feel for the atmosphere and taking pictures. We worked on an idea for both of us to paint similar scenes, however, John is more interested in scenes of horses and riders preparing for the event while I am practising more on the team (horse and rider) must add we know nothing about the actual Sport so it 's been fun learning about the skills necessary to take the shots and time the jumps or watching dressage with concentration.
We are posting two pictures to show you what we have achieved so far, of course with some artistic license!
Jumps are incredible to watch but for working to make the horse shine we decided to eliminate some equipment they have on the field for jumping its almost like a jigsaw puzzle! and dressage a lot of concentration for shots.
The Caledon Equine Park is in a beautiful location, magnificent sky bordered by lovely forests which both add to the final picture!