Horses & Hounds

Action and color.  I love painting horses with their beautiful lines and muscular form. Running horses give the action for brushwork.  The silks of the jockeys give the pop of colors to contrast with with the strong animals. Standing in the fields or stands of  the Tryon Steeplechase, Churchill Downs, or the Camden Carolina Cup is a thrilling inspiration.  

After an opportunity to follow the Middleton Place Hounds, I was captivated by the pageantry of the Fox Hunt.  Hunters garbed in their pink jackets and hounds sniffing out the fox make for a great day in the field and at the easel.