Monday, January 19, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
The original drawing of this nibbling colt was composed during my first visit to a BLM horse management facility in Burns, Oregon. His surroundings in captivity, a treeless valley in eastern Oregon, seemed bleaker still that it was early spring, gray and drizzling. After this initial experience I visited three other BLM facilities just for the privilege of being close enough to draw these so recently wild, always majestic animals.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Another BLM drawing turned etching. Though most of the horses I draw at the BLM have been in captivity for months, the instinct to worry and react remains strong. This proud young horse braces himself against the wind while checking the air for possible signs of predators. The other horse nips a scratch on his leg. Etching, drypoint. Printed on Arches buff paper. Edition of 15.