04 June, 2007

The Courbette - Horse and Rider

Horse and Rider performing "The Courbette"
the courbette, horse and rider performingThe "Courbette"
This is a painting of a horse and rider performing the "Courbette" movement, where "the horse balances on its hindlegs and jumps, keeping its forelegs off the ground, thus it "hops" on its hindlegs" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classical_dressage). The crowd in the background is simply drawn as a collection of small dots, whereas the horse and rider are painted in more exquisite detail.

Painted in watercolors on watercolor paper

Other blogs: David's Nature Photography Gallery

1 comment:

Neptune Beach said...

Wow you really have talent. You might like this video of a dancing horse:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKQgTiqhPbw
susan