Today’s Equine Art

I was commissioned to do Paula’s ancient Tennessee Walker, King. He is a black horse with a little star and snip, and a very kind, expressive face. It’s always fun to watch the work progress, so I took photos as I went along. This is oil pencil on black, 11 x 15″.

Here’s the outline.

Blocking in some highlights.

Now adding some more color details and highlights.

The finished painting. You can really see the soul in this old man.


About Nancy J. Bailey

Artist, author, bad karaoke singer. Woodsy ragamuffin. Mom of a horse named Clifford who plays fetch and paints with watercolors. He visits libraries and schools with me, to promote literacy and making the world a better place. Yes, he is house trained, no, he doesn't live in my house! I have written three books about Clifford. But my newest book, THE NORTH SIDE OF DOWN, is co-written by my awesome sister Amanda, who has Down syndrome. Her unexpected one-liner wisecracks can always make me laugh. If you make me laugh, you've made my day!
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