"4 Spirits" (a Painting Co-Mission)

And now for something a little different....a mixed media painting commission.
This is only the 2nd time I have done a commission for a painting....and both times they have involved horses!  both clients wanted my style, my interpretation of their horse, and their own experience....
This one, called "4 Spirits" also involved a dog, a boy and a loon....in the wilderness.....so, right up my alley so to speak...animals, spirit and WILDerness! and I was given free rein....which is the only way that I could have done it...
I LOVED creating this artwork....I was excited to have been asked to create a painting that was based on a very personal experience on the part of the client.
with much  G R A T I T U D E

Mixed media commission 24"x48"

detail of mixed media

detail shot
2nd half of diptych 24"x12"
main part of diptych, 24"x36"

The Wild Side

just back from a road trip.....a trippy road trip......and had some real glimpses of WILDNESS......including this amazing road sign.....just the idea that wild horses exist anywhere gives me an incredible feeling of excitement....

of course, unfortunately...... like everything wild, they are threatened..........i didn't actually see a herd, or even one wild horse....but i did have the great good fortune to see 3 bears....one was a grizzly.....

F A N T A S T I C  is all i can say!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! big gratitude for the wild side out there....!

as a result, when i got home i quickly painted a buffalo and a bear....and the horses are still coming up.......they won't be tamed so you will absolutely be seeing more wild horse images from my studio.....

it's good for us to stay connected to our W I L D side...we all have one......no matter how predictable we think we are...it may be buried deep inside of us under layers of "civilization" ....but i totally believe it is still there for everyone to connect with......
have you found your wild side lately? i dare ya.....