Horse Painting is so popular and exhaustive that many artists specialise in nothing but creating paintings and drawings about these wonderful animals.
The Horse has been depicted in cave paintings many thousands of years old and later was popularly used by Egyptians and Greeks in art and decoration.
Renaissance masters painted and sculpted stylized animals. Leonardo Da Vinci, Uccello, Titian to name but a few. The Horse, though, was rarely the focus of the work.
Many rulers have had themselves painted atop Horses as a symbol of their own power and supposed beauty. It is also worth mentioning that the Horse was worshipped in many cultures and times.
We have a rich heritage of equine art thanks to painters like George Stubbs 1724-1806 and later the tremendous Lucy Kemp-Welch 1869-1958.
Stubbs was the pioneer in the study of horse anatomy working at a time when English aristocracy and newly minted gentry were hugely interested in breeding, riding and hunting. Many of his greatest works were private commissions from wealthy patrons which apart from making Stubbs a living also gave him the time and reason to study the creature in motion and to explore its anatomy through dissection. He made hundreds of drawings of muscles, bones and organs.
If you ever have the opportunity I would strongly recommend you visit any gallery exhibiting his work.
Below are my small contributions to the artform. Step by step tutorials in how to paint horses. You may also be interested in
a page on this site containing a three in one drawing lesson.
Horse Painting Study.
Horse Painting In Oils
Learn how to rapidly sketch this beautiful animal.
Horse Head Drawings
Two in One Lesson in both pencil and ink.
Your Horse Art.
Share your horse art with me and other users of this site.
You can use any painting or drawing medium.
Whatever your skill level share your own horse art with me and other users of this site. You can upload up to four images if you want to show us a work in progress or even a mini tutorial.
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