Monday, January 10, 2011

Equine Art Running Horse by Della Burgus

Who Has Seen the Wind?
Oil on Canvas
12 x 16

The title of this piece was inspired by a poem by Christina Rossetti, "Who Has Seen the Wind?"

Who Has Seen the Wind?

Who has seen the wind?
Neither I nor you:
But when the leaves hang trembling,
The wind is passing through.

Who has seen the wind?
Neither you nor I:
But when the trees bow down their heads,
The wind is passing by.

There are so many layers to this poem and that is one of the reasons I love it.  I will leave it to  you to decide what it means to you.
This painting was done in a looser, freer style than you may be used to seeing in my other work.  I decided the Impressionistic style would be more appropriate for its subject matter and feeling and found I wanted to loosen up a little after the commissioned portraits and paintings that were done last month.  It was a lot of fun to do, not a lot of stress and worry and made me feel as free as the wind.  It was a good feeling and one I hope to have again, so you may be seeing more paintings like this in the coming  year.

"Who Has Seen the Wind?" is available through Art Helping Animals and is also listed on Daily Painters. and will be posted on Chisholm Trail Art.

I hope that your new year is getting off to a good start, and that all your most wonderful dreams are coming true.  Or, at least, you are taking steps to make them come true.


Sniffles and Smiles said...

Whatever style you tackle,and whatever subject NEVER disappoint!!! The result is ALWAYS spectacular, dearest Della!!! You are such an inspiration to me!!! Love you so much!! ~Janine xoxo

Graceful Moments said...

Really beautiful!! I've been trying to loosen up too! It's hard for me to do but it is fun! xo Vicki

Teacher's Pet said...

This is so beautiful...the movement...the grace of this absolutely beautiful creature!

dellartist said...

Thank you, Ladies. It was so much fun to paint.

martinealison said...

Fantastique, il nous charme...
Très belle peinture, je vous félicite... Vous donnez une belle grandeur à ce cheval...