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.