Prancing Water Horse, Art on Horseback #1

This painting will always hold a special place in my heart. This is my first finished painting from horseback. The only painting in the world fully created from the back of a horse!  This particular painting is made up of two canvases that are 36"x48" each. I joined them together to make a canvas large enough to paint by horseback. The background was created first using a paint roller at the trot and canter, using the movements of the horse to spontaneously mix the colors. I also rubbed the paint onto the canvas directly with my hands and created the drips with a water bottle. I let the canvas dry and then turned it upside down before I painted the horse. Rovandio and I had to work together in the collected movements so that I could paint while also remaining in motion. We used piaffe, spanish walk, some collected canter and rein-back to help me land the final brushstrokes. This painting is an expression of my passion for the art of riding.

Dancing in the Rain, Art on Horseback #2

Dance of Tok, Art on Horseback #3

If you are interested in this painting please contact me to schedule a private viewing in it's creative setting and meet my riding partner Rovandio.
Phone: (207) 343-0790