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Draft Horses - The Gentle Giants

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Now I'm really happy with this one-- "Holding the Blacks" an original oil, 12 x 16, for the good price of $400 directly from me.
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"Watching the Parade"  An original oil on board, 24 x 30     I especially like the design of this one, and the brushwork.  Each of the parade watchers is done with as minimal of brush strokes as possible.  I think this one will have some value some day.  (Beyond today's offer at $650). Contact Elin or
"Before the Storm, Drafters" Elin paints a man in a pink shirt with his team of Belgian crosses, coming in before the storm. This painting is depicted in the book on painting horses in acrylics, due in stores January 2005. At the Horse Expo in Sacramento in June, this painting took first place in acrylics. Original acrylic, 18 x 24 inches, available through Bob Ferguson Fine Art in Escondido. Email the gallery.
"Here's Lookin' at You, Kid" The evening light glows on the side of this Clydesdale foal in the Spring pasture. Beautiful color and brushwork, this 12 x 9 painting is available for US $800 Contact Elin or
"Behind the Blacks" "I had the opportunity to ride with and even drive these beautiful, black Percheron geldings on their morning workout at a farm in Temecula. A few days later they went to the Pasadena Rose Parade as the wheel team to pull a float along with their six identical partners." Featured on the back cover of the Spring issue of Equine Vision Magazine - (now Horses in Art). Original oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches, unframed $1100 Contact Elin or
"Long Harvest Days" Painting stellar pieces filled with light and color for exhibition at the Draft Horse Classic in Grass Valley, Elin pulls out all the stops with this 24 x 48 inch canvas.  Original oil, US $2800 Contact Elin or
"Jump for Joy (Percheron)" Here's a little gem of a painting, only 8 x 10 inches on canvas, but what color!  All the show horses were turned out in the early morning hours to exercise and stretch, and Elin captured in oils this horse just full of himself.  Available through Bob Ferguson Fine Art in Escondido. Email the gallery.
"Texture in Horses" "From one of the chapters in the upcoming Walter Foster book showing how I paint the textures of horses, this 16 x 20 acrylic is a similar view from the one I did in oils in "Idyllwild Transportation." Beautiful glazing created the colors on the brown horse, and the white one has many of the same textured layers. US $700 Contact Elin or
"Plowing the Line, Evening" Here are two beautiful Belgian draft horses plowing in the late evening light. You can almost hear the clink of the trace chains and the heavy breathing as these beauties turn the earth. Original oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches US $ 3600 Contact Elin or
Mom's 'Round A tongue-in-cheek play on the shadow cast by this Clydesdale foal's mom, and the convex, beveled 24" round canvas on which the painting sits. Original oil, two feet in diameter $750 Contact Elin or
Grazing the Piney Woods Painted specifically for the Draft Horse Classic, I've gone to a larger format and to a different palette. But the Clydesdales are still horses! in the evening light, these two mares and foals are in a pasture graced by huge pine trees, slightly leaning due to weather and wind. Original oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches. US $2100 Contact Elin or
Well Rounded White Team This is a beveled 24" canvas round, almost 1.5" deep, and is a wonderfully fun surface on which to paint! I was doing some demonstration pieces for the Temecula Safe House program, and this complimentary yellow green and purple canvas came out. I chose the round canvases, because I didn't want to worry about framing. US $450 Contact Elin or
Stallion Over Here, Judge Over There. I have to laugh at this scene. In the halter class at the Draft Horse Classic, the handler is concerned with the judge and where he or she was. The Belgian mare, on the other hand, only has eyes for a stallion outside the ring! Original oil on canvas backed board, 12 x 12 inches. US $550 Contact Elin or
Well-rounded Fella On a twelve-inch beveled canvas that's 1.5 inches deep, I've painted just the one horse in a "quickie" using blue and orange as compliments. There's great reflected light on his shadow side. Original oil, US $300 Contact Elin or
Nuzzle Nibble This draft horse gelding was being shown at the Draft Horse Classic by a young boy, and I thoroughly enjoyed photographing and then painting their comfortable, friendly relationship. Original oil on canvas, 9 x 12 inches. US $ 450 Contact Elin or
  Idyllwild Transportation Participating in the Idyllwild Plein Air event in September, Elin painted this team of horses used to take visitors throughout the village. Original oil on canvas 16 x 20 inches, available through Bob Ferguson Fine Art in Escondido. Email the gallery.
"Headin' In (Clydesdales)" One of the most beautiful things about winter is the lovely colors that happen during the morning and evening light.  Elin has captured this light beautifully with a mare and foal coming into the barn area from the pasture.  Original acrylic on canvas with handmade papers, 12 x 24 inches US $650 Contact Elin or
"Winter Feed" This painting is the first draft of the third in the series of the four seasons with draft horses.  In the low evening light, these ranchers are using the big horses to haul hay to their stock.  Accepted into the prestigious 101st Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club Show in Gramercy Park, NY. Also has been shown at the American Academy of Equine Art's Fall Showcase in Lexington, KY.  Original acrylic on prepared panel, 18 x 24 inches. US $850 Contact Elin or
From the Dust An original acrylic painting measuring 30 x 40 inches, and combined with handmade paper creating a wonderful textured surfaace.  These four mixed breed draft horses are emerging from the dust of a large field.  US $4000 Contact Elin or
"The Plowing Match"   Two teamsters are "shooting the breeze" between demonstrations at a regional plowing match.  One driver uses mules, the other horses.  But why is he wearing the John Deer cap?  Original acrylic painting, 30 x 40 inches US$ 2500. Contact Elin or