Elysian Fields


Oil.  This painting is of my neighbor putting a horse into the back pasture where the horses spend the night.  The setting sun backlit the dust swirling around the horse.  The owner rides an ATV while leading the horse but I chose to leave that out.  I worked hard on the painting but have never been entirely satisfied - in the end its a painting of small bridge with a horse in the background.  I was enamored of the scene but in the end it just did not make a great composition. So I added the horse and man in the foreground, from another photo, and like it much more.  I had fun with the 2nd horse.