White Dog Art

spirit dancer

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Painted Ponies on July 22, 2011 at 3:08 pm

original watercolor aceo 2.5 x 3.5 7/2011

 

Spirit Dancer is a favored war horse. Given her name because she seems to be guided by the unseen. Very gentle, agile of hoof and a bit smaller than other mares. Coup feathers have been braided into her jet black mane because she is about to go to war.
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  1. She looks so sad to me. Sad but beautiful.

    • Thanks for the comment. I never know what emotion will show through. Interesting isn’t it….how that works. ♥ gretchen

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      • Dear Hanneke, I have been having this thought…..perhaps inspired by your rich and imaginative tales. Perhaps ‘Spirit Dancer’ doesn’t like to go to war. Is she really lover, but, because of her skill, has been commissioned as a war horse? Assisting warriors could be her dharma, but she has not made peace with the role she must play.

  2. The eyes are gentle and questioning. Maybe in her wisdom he questions the decision to go to war? Beautiful! Do these come from your mind directly? I can do people with no reference but not animals. So sad for me!

    • SUBJECTS THAT I PAINT REPEATEDLY I CAN JUST DRAW WITHOUT A PICTURE. THEIR FEATURES ARE EMBEDDED FOR ME. BUT I DO MAKE STUDIES OF ANIMALS AS WELL AS PEOPLE. JUST HAVEN’T PAINTED PEOPLE IN A WHILE. ♥ gretchen

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