Size: 260mm x 190mm
Frame: Black – Mount: Green
Available as a Fine Art Print, Coaster and Greetings Card
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 warmblood 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 the coldbloods and hotbloods. Coldbloods are generally known as heavy or draft horses such as the Shire and Suffolk Punch, and hotbloods 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.