Dream Horses 3D

Sometimes ideas come and are quickly brought to fruition.  Sometimes an idea gestates before it takes material form.  The idea for my Dream Horses began last summer.  Before I could express them three dimensionally, I developed them in drawings and paintings. See          https://cheriisgreenfineart.wordpress.com/2014/12/06/dream-horses/ But actually I saw the three dimensional horses first.  Like…

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Save the Date: High Point Aug 21st opening at Commonwheel in Manitou Springs

HIGH POINT, THE HORSES, WILDLIFE, AND LANDSCAPES OF COLORADO opens August 21st, 2015 at the Commonwheel Artist Coop in Manitou Springs with new paintings and sculptures by Cheri Isgreen and Barbara Haynie.  The show runs through September 14, 2015. For more information, contact Juanita at the Commonwheel: 719-685-1008  102 Cañon Avenue, Manitou Springs, CO 80829…

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Dream Horse #4, “Carousel” part 2

When the mask dried, I was able to do the final overglaze in manganese blue.  Manganese blue is a beautiful color, but tricky because it is an opaque pigment.  Overglazing in the wrong area will either make mud or kill a lively, transparent surface.  In overgrazing this painting, I only painted over the warm, light value areas.…

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Spanish Walk inspires Dream Horse #3

There is debate among classical riders about the origin of Spanish Walk. Some historians state it originated with Xenophon.  Others believe it  emerged in Naples with the development of Neapolitan horses, bred for greater collection and maneuverability, while others profess the Spanish Walk arose from the classical French School.  Though seen today as a “circus trick,” Spanish Walk…

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