The Art of Drawing & Painting Horses

The Art of Drawing & Painting Horses

By Patricia Getha; Janet Griffin-Scott; Lesley Harrison

Walter Foster Publishing, Paperback, 9781600582370, 144pp.

Publication Date: December 2011

For thousands of years, artists in cultures across the globe have been captivated by the grace and beauty of the horse, making it the subject of countless works of art. Now anyone can learn to capture the mysterious and powerful nature of this beloved animal by following the clear, easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions in this book. Whether an aspiring artist wants to draw or paint with oil, acrylic, pastel, or watercolor, this book contains all the information they need to get started. Materials and techniques specific to each of the five media in this 144-page book are clearly outlined and discussed before they are put to use in projects that any horse lover will enjoy. Beginning artists will learn all about the anatomy of the horse, features unique to different horse breeds, how to render lifelike horses in poses ranging from grazing to galloping, and much more.

About the Author
As a young girl, Patricia Getha spent many summers looking after and showing horses. Drawing played a large role in Pat's life from an early age, but it was a love of horses that enabled her to master the subject. With formal training in commercial and graphic arts, Pat is proficient in a variety of media, including watercolor, graphite, oil, and colored pencil. She is active in juried competitions and has won several awards for her exquisite equine artwork. A mother of four young children, Pat currently resides in Ohio and works primarily as a commission artist.

Janet Griffin-Scott is a painter living with her family and several horses in Ontario, Canada. Although she works in a variety of art media, her favorite is watercolor. Her artwork is featured on a variety of giftware sold internationally.