Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Equine Art White Horse in the Moonlight

White Arabian Horse
Dancing in the Moonlight
Oil on cavas
16 x 20

I apologize that recently my posts have been few and far between.  Commissioned works, both human and animal,  have been keeping me busy and distracting me a bit from my normal routine.  Painting the loved ones of others is hard work and time consuming but also rewarding.   Sometimes the paintings bring smiles, but just as often there are tears.  That used to make me feel uncomfortable, but over the years I have learned to appreciate those tears. because they mean the work has touched someone's heart.

So, every now and then it helps to take a break from all that seriousness.  White horses have always been one of my favorite subjects.  I love their beauty and energy and the freedom I feel while painting them. This one was done in a more Impressionistic style than much of my work,  especially those commissions where an exact likeness is so important.  Painting this moonlight dance was like painting a lovely dream,  still challenging, but an expression from my own spirit.   Now, I must get back to the commissions. Always a joy, but more difficult and tiring.

Dancing in the Moonlight was done on studio wrapped canvas, 16 x 20,  standard depth - about .75 inch deep.  All the edges have been painted and no staples show, so that it may be hung without a frame or in the frame of your choice.

This and other artwork may be purchased through my Zibbet Shop,  Art By Della Burgus.  You might want to bookmark my shop as more work will be added periodically.

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Have a good day, and I would encourage you to find some time to play or at least dream today, especially if you work very hard, or are dealing with some serious "stuff" in  your life.  It always helps me.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

There She Stands

 In Memory ~ 9/11/01

None of us will ever forget where we were and what we are doing when we first heard the news of the atrocity, the devastation that will forever be remembered as 9/11.  We remember the disbelief, the horror as events unfolded before our eyes, but we also remember the sacrifices, the acts of courage and compassion as Americans were drawn together with a common purpose.

We will all carry with us images that touched us in some special way.  For me it was the sight of the firefighters standing in the midst of the rubble raising the flag and President Bush standing on a burned out fire truck using a megaphone to address the first responders at ground zero.  And I will always remember the words of Todd Beamer which so profoundly expressed the unrelenting American spirit: "Let's roll!"

There She Stands