The Art of Drawing & Painting Horses: Capture the Majesty of Horses and Ponies in Pencil, Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor & Pastel by Patricia Getha, Elin Pendleton, Janet Griffin-Scott, Cindy Larimore, Lesley Harrison (Paperback, 2011)
For thousands of years, artists in cultures across the globe have been captivated by the grace and beauty of the horse, making it the subject of countless works of art. Now anyone can learn to capture the mysterious and powerful nature of this beloved animal by following the clear, easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions in this book. Whether an aspiring artist wants to draw or paint with oil, acrylic, pastel, or watercolor, this book contains all the information they need to get started. Materials and techniques specific to each of the five media in this 144-page book are clearly outlined and discussed before they are put to use in projects that any horse lover will enjoy. Beginning artists will learn all about the anatomy of the horse, features unique to different horse breeds, how to render lifelike horses in poses ranging from grazing to galloping, and much more.
Patricia Getha of Ohio is a commission artist who works in graphite, watercolor, oil, and colored pencil. Janet Griffin-Scott is a painter living with her family and several horses in Ontario, Canada. Although she works in a variety of art media, her favorite is watercolor. Her artwork is featured on a variety of giftware sold internationally. Lesley Harrison is known for her realistic yet fresh portraits of animals in pastel and oil. Over the years, she has received a number of professional honors and awards for her technical excellence. She is also a member of the exclusive Pastel Society of America. Lesley lives in beautiful Sutter Creek, CA. Cindy Larimore of Jamul, CA, has won many local and national awards for her art, and she exhibits throughout the US. Elin Pendleton of California is a traditionally trained artist whose award-winning paintings are in collections in the US and Europe.