Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The Glory of Horses

I received my panel today for the Glory of Horses project. I am so excited about painting it that I had to write a little blog. My panel will be one of over a hundred panels that when combined will create a huge mural. You can see examples of other mural mosaics by clicking here.
This mural is being created to raise awareness for equine welfare. It will be used to raise funds and resources for horse rescue and rehab.
The Glory of Horses mural will be unveiled at the Midwest Horse Fair, in Madison, Wisconsin April 18-20, 2008. It will then travel to the Kentucky Derby Museum, at Churchill Downs from April 24 through about May 11, 2008. My art will be on display during the Derby! How exciting is that!
So here it is, my panel, # 149. I haven't painted anything on it yet. It arrived with an underpainting that has certain color and tonal values that I must follow in order for the piece to fit in and create the larger image. I have a few ideas so I'll try and post them as I get farther along.
Wish me luck!

There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man. ~Winston Churchill

When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes. ~William Shakespeare, Henry V

Look back at our struggle for freedom,
Trace our present day's strength to it's source;
And you'll find that man's pathway to glory
Is strewn with the bones of the horse.
~Author Unknown


TabascoKat said...

Good luck, Jen, on your panel -- please do keep us posted on progress. I'm sure it will be fantabulous! (Looks like Shire colors to me!!) Cheers!-kat.

GS Performance Horses said...

i was at midwest horse fair- was this the mural that was painted in the west end of the exhibition hall ???