When I drew ‘If Wishes Were Horses’ (see below) I looked at this early still animation by pioneering photographer Edweard Muybridge (1830 – 1940) for the differences in the horses movement.
This week I decided to pay homage to Muybridge with a large mixed media painting. Again I was interested in the differences. This time, as well as the differences in the anatomy of the horse in motion I wanted to attempt to paint each horse differently yet to create a unified whole. I wanted it at first glance to be an abstract piece and then for the horses to reveal themselves with a sense of movement.
I thoroughly enjoyed painting it.
Two people have seen the finished painting in person so far and both without prompting said the same thing which made my hear sing – “It looks like a black and white animation.’
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