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A Horse is A Horse Of Course

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One of the most popular subjects that we paint are horses.  Horses are such naturally beautiful and graceful creatures that they lend themselves way to portrayals by artists.  The horse above is a detail of a much larger mural we created for a jewelry store. 

Below is a picture of the whole mural:
Horsemural
It's a reproduction of a famous and extremely large painting that hangs in the Met entitled The Horse Fair by Rosa Bonheur.  It's an interesting story about how she came to make the painting.

Degas, who made grace and beauty such an important part of his oeuvre, made some lovely sketches of jockey's on horses that we reproduced for a private client.
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For a Caesar's Riverboat Casino in Indiana, we painted a Roman Chariot Spectacular!

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When painting horses, a knowledge of anatomy is often critical to expressing their power and strength. 

In addition to the sheer beauty of horses, there is also the romantic element of what horses represent; a certain freedom, elegance, and luxury.  A hunt scene is a great way to express these attributes:

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Finally, to a horse owner, a portrait of their horse in action...

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Or just in proud repose....

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Can often be a fantastic way to pay tribute to a love for these magnificent creatures.

A horse painting?  Yes, we do that!

Posted by jimmy on January 14, 2005 at 01:49 PM | Permalink

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