Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Running Flat Out - Horse, Equine, Contemporary, Western, Art, SJ Merwin

Running Flat Out - Horse, Equine, Contemporary, Western, Art
Running Flat Out - Horse, Equine, Contemporary, Western, Art, painting by Sandra Merwin

About This Painting:
If you've ever felt like you were running flat out to get things done, this painting may capture that emotion. When growing up along the Hi Line of Montana, my neighbor, Lucian Gibson used to bring his cutting horse over and let me ride him. The cutting horse was trained to respond to your knee pressure so that you could cut a calf from a cow and or a cow from a herd and keep your hands free for roping. This horse loved to run. I got to exercise him. He would start at a run that was smooth and effortless and then he would move to a run that pounded the road - back hooves propelling us like a piston and front hooves reaching for more and more earth as we moved faster and faster. There was a senses of power and control and being on the edge of not being on control. Above it all was the feeling of going flat out - everything was on the line.

This painting captures that emotion of flat out running. It is acrylic, ground and ink that swirls around the canvas creating lost and found lines just like the Montana dust swirling around the horse as he goes flat out.

Media: Mixed
Size: 20 in X 16 in (50.8 cm X 40.6 cm)

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Joe "The Artist" Hagarty said...

There is life and energy in your paintings.

Sandra Merwin said...

Hi Joe,
Thank you so much for your comment. Life and energy is what I paint - it is wonderful when a fellow artist sees it!!


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