Posts Tagged ‘horses’

Solecita’s Pride – portrait of a Peruvian Paso and Rider

Portrait in acrylic on canvas of Peruvian Paso horse and rider

Solecita's Pride - Horse and Rider portrait

This is Solecita and her owner Dawnita. Solecita was a Peruvian Paso horse and she and Dawnita did many lovely things together, including giving Alzheimer’s patients buggy rides, parades and other exhibitions. I just loved the original photo when I saw it. The dress is so amazing and I could just see the love between these two in the picture. Solecita, unfortunately, had to be put down due to DSLD (Degenerative Suspensory Ligament Desmitis) which is an issue with some gaited horses. So I am very honored to have painted such a beautiful memorial to her for Dawnita.


“Mr. Big Stuff” portrait of a chestnut horse by Anne West

"Mr. Big Stuff" - portrait by equine artist Anne West

"Mr. Big Stuff" - portrait by equine artist Anne West

This is a portrait of a gorgeous chestnut horse named Gopher. I am not sure why his name is Gopher, I guess I’ll have to ask his mommy. Anyway, the reference photo was not that great, but for some reason, it ended up making a really powerful painting.

As an equine portrait artist, it is my privileged and pleasure to paint your horses for you. If you are interested in finding out how easy it is to have a custom portrait done of your cherished horse, whether living or past, contact me at anne@westhorseart.com to get started. All I will need is a few digital photos of your horse/s to get started.

Below is the reference photo for this painting. It was an ‘accident’. The rider’s mother accidentally zoomed in too close and shot this picture. Even not so good photos sometimes will make great portraits. Try to get your horse well-lit, with a nice balance of light and shadows.

Reference photo to Mr. Big Stuff horse portrait by Anne West

Reference photo to Mr. Big Stuff horse portrait by Anne West

Poppy’s Paradise! A portrait of a horse

Portrait of a buckskin horse "Poppy's Paradise" by Anne West

Portrait of a buckskin horse "Poppy's Paradise" by Anne West

Here is a nice little portrait of a buckskin horse named Poppy. She was such a sweet little horse and very helpful as I painted her. If you would like a portrait of your horse, or to give a portrait as a gift, feel free to contact me anytime to discuss. I work from digital photographs that you provide, and try to capture the spirit and personality of your horse in your portrait.