New art – draft horses 1

Finally!  This winter has been a very long one.

And, it’s been well over a year since I’ve posted anything here: my apologies.  Time has a way of slipping past.  Wish I could say I’ve been producing lots and lots of art, but alas… that would be a lie.  But!… no dwelling on the past and its difficulties.  Onward.

I found an intriguing photo on that I just couldn’t resist:

Photo from Pixabay. Thank you to WildOne for sharing this beautiful image!

Just a bit about Pixabay: it’s an incredible resource for professional-quality images, which are free to use: (the following is taken from the site’s terms of Service):

“Images and Videos on Pixabay are released under Creative Commons CC0. To the extent possible under law, uploaders of Pixabay have waived their copyright and related or neighboring rights to these Images and Videos. You are free to adapt and use them for commercial purposes without attributing the original author or source.”

Like I said: a truly incredible resource.  I am so grateful to the artists who upload their work to share in this way:  Thank you!!

Just a short time ago, my old laptop died, and I’m in the process of upgrading peripherals to work with my new(er) machine.  Unfortunately, my scanner has not yet arrived, so please bear with me as I use my trusty little digital camera for image capture… sorry it’s washed out… I tried to adjust things in Photoshop, but it just wasn’t cooperating!

So far:

working title: “Chained to the World”

Why I chose such a complicated subject, I don’t know. I’ve always loved horses, and the image just seemed so perfect. The photographer chose to use black and white, which is a magnet for me!  And the dramatic lighting didn’t hurt either. 🙂 Technique of choice for this piece is mainly cross-hatching.  The finished size will be rather on the large side: 10.5″ X 16″.  I’m using Micron pens in various sizes on Strathmore 500 Bristol.

I’m not even going to attempt to predict a finish date…




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6 Responses to New art – draft horses 1

  1. What a beautiful piece. Glad you’re back!

  2. Ann S (WG) says:

    That’s so gorgeous… I’ll echo Fiona’s comment : I am truly happy you are enjoying art and producing art, even if (maybe *especially* because) it’s for yourself.

  3. Fiona Birchall says:

    How wonderful to see you still enjoying your art!

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