Thursday, August 05, 2010

Horses for a change

Final Hurdle
15" x 11"
Watercolours on hot pressed Fabriano Artistico

I needed a change from flowers, and I always enjoy the challenge of painting horses in motion, so I looked through my reference files and found a photo I took at Hereford racecourse a few years ago. The challenge I was presented with involved working out how to depict movement and speed when the horses were literally running straight at me! I think I managed it.


Sadami said...

Dear Ruth,
Great challenge and you cleared it! The colors of jockeys' uniforms are bloomed out in the work. Movement is very eye catchy. Go, go, Ruth!

AK said...

Ruth, the horses are nice but the foreground is brilliant.

Teuvo Vehkalahti said...

Veri nice horses pictures and an excellent blog. I like very much your work.
All looking fotoblog Teuvo images

and yours comments thanks