Sunday, January 22, 2012

New Direction in Painting Horses

I have dreamt of painting life-sized horses since I can remember! Yesterday at O'Hanlon Center For the Arts, I stapled a used bed sheet (found in my friend's FREE box on her boat dock in Sausalito) across the wall, mixed gesso with pthalo blue acrylic paint and with two big brushes in hand, simultaneously, I painted the "stage" for the "actors", my beloved wild ponies, who run free in Camargue, France. These horses are the ancestors of Napoleons herd, and are well-built and highly intelligent. For me, they embody Spirit with the beauty, freedom and determination that runs through my veins!

Elise Cheval

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