Synopses & Reviews
With flowing manes and tails; dark, mysterious eyes; and shaggy or burnished coats, horses have always been a popular artistic subject. In Horses, acclaimed artist Cindy Larimore invites you into her artistic world so that you can learn how to re-create portraits of these beautiful, majestic, and graceful creatures in oil. First you will acquire a working knowledge of basic horse anatomy. Then you will follow step-by-step procedures that will allow you to paint horses in oil, from details of various features to full-body representations. YouÆll even discover methods of depicting various horse colorsùsuch as chestnut, paint, bay, gray, black, and palominoùas well as the differences between various horse breeds, resulting in accurate depictions. Any artist or horse-lover will enjoy this comprehensive guide!
The Oil books in the How to Draw and Paint Series all focus on a specific subject while they teach aspiring artists how to paint, step by step. Beginning with a sketch and the first applications of color, the authors clearly explain how to develop each painting, providing important information about brushstrokes and color mixing along the way. Guided by simple instructions and inspiring paintings, readers can follow along through the entire painting process, including the final details.
About the Author
Patricia Getha of Ohio works primarily as a commission artist and creates stunning artwork in graphite, watercolor, oil, and colored pencil. Janet Griffin-Scott is an artist living on Lake Ontario in Canada. She runs a gallery, framing studio, and a line of greeting cards, stationery, and gifts. Lesley Harrison holds workshops in her hometown of Sutter Creek, CA. She has received a number of professional honors and awards for her technical excellence. Cindy Larimore of Jamul, CA, has won many local and national awards for her animal paintings. Her work is exhibited at animal shows, fairs, and racetracks throughout the US. Elin Pendleton of Southern California is a traditionally trained artist who began painting at the age of 9. Her award-winning paintings are found in collections in the US and Europe.