Greetings Card (FSC Board)
Size: 175mm x 125mm
Card blank inside
Free P + P
Original Painting Medium: Graphite Pencil
Scientific Name: Equus caballus
From childhood, I have always enjoyed drawing using pencils and for this subject: a portrait of a black horse, graphite pencil seemed to be most appropriate. Black and white artworks are striking and I do enjoy working with black and white mediums: chalk, charcoal, and pastels.
Bug, also known as Kindersong, is a warm-blood horse, and he was an absolute pleasure to portray. Warmbloods are a group of sport horse breeds and the term simply distinguishes this type of horse from cold bloods and hot bloods. Cold bloods are generally known as heavy or draft horses such as the Shire and Suffolk Punch, and hot bloods as Thoroughbreds and Arabians. Warmbloods are capable of being all-round horses, and excel in dressage, eventing, and show jumping.
Many thanks to Sally, David, Tracey, and Bug © Horsepix for use of their photo as reference.