Monday, February 14, 2011
Back to painting horses. For reference on this one, I used a fabulous photo taken by western Colorado wildlife photographer John Wagner. John spends countless hours searching for, and photographing the wild mustangs of Sand Wash Basin in northwestern Colorado, and graciously gave me permission to paint from one of his photographs. This is a beautiful buckskin mustang stallion, warning an intruder to stay a distance away from one of his foals. The intruder is just out of the picture.....perhaps a curious bachelor stallion? This is oil on canvas, 20" x 24".