Spirit Ponies Trotting

Tonight’s painting is another of my Spirit Pony series.  I found some photos of gathering the ranch horses for branding, and have been using them as inspiration for these little pieces.  I need to look at the photo in order to get the horses legs right.  I know they only have 4 legs, but when they run, it get complicated and if I don’t draw them right,  they soon lose all resemblance to running horses.  To add some whimsy I’m painting them funky colours and scenarios.  It’s fun, and a playing artist is a happy artist.

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