“From the Artist’s Easel with Kim McElroy
The Expressive Horse: Lesson Four”
One of the most important things in a horse painting is a horse’s expressions. Watch horses when they interact with each other and with humans. Study photographs of horses, especially wild horses. See if you can interpret from their expressions the subtle signs of their personality and feelings. They may seem enigmatic, but if you study the expressions of horses along with an understanding of their social dynamics, you begin to see their heads are actually very expresive.
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