Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Gypsy Gold Neighs In The Dark ~ Sold

"Gypsy gold does not clink or glitter. 
It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark."
~ Irish Proverb








Gypsy Gold

13" x 8.5" original watercolor on Yupo paper, matted - $169.
acid free, white core mat with foam core backing in an acetate sleeve
ready to fit into a standard 16" x 12" frame


Today's horse painting is the Yin, negative (black) female of yesterday's Yang, the positive (white) male. In these pieces, with expressive brushstrokes, I've tried to interpret the flow of chi within the equine's body. The Yin Yang symbol, with a dot of the other color in each, suggests that there is always a trace of the other present in any situation and nothing is ever entirely Yin or completely Yang. To me, this relates perfectly to living with and caring for horses and without a doubt, to the art of riding them.

"My horse's feet are as swift as rolling thunder
He carries me away from all my fears
And when the world threatens to fall asunder
His mane is there to wipe away my tears."

~ Bonnie Lewis