Brooke O'Connell

Summer horses

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Here are some pictures of what I've been up to lately.... 20120807-161716.jpg

I've been inspired by watching the riding in the Olympics and thought I'd do a few horse sketches.  For those of you who know my work, you've probably seen my large paintings of horses.  Horses have played an important role in my life and they are one of my favorite things to paint.

The result of my sketching is something I am quite excited about!  I've decided to combine my small horses with flowers (it's a bit of a weird combo but they are two of my fav things -so why not).  I may make a small series of them.

Although they aren't quite done, here are my two first horses:

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Here's a close up of his head:

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The last time I painted horses was back in 2005 and my canvas size was 5' x 6'.  These little paintings are 6" x 8"...  it's quite a difference in size!  Here is a photo of one of those big paintings next to my new one.

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Never thought I'd be working so small but it's been a lot of fun.  I'll be sure to post pictures of the finished work.  Happy summer!