“As an Artist, I find the form of the horse is unequaled in the animal kingdom……Visually, the crisp angles and planes of the face are most appealing, especially when a strong light source accentuates them.”
Welcome to Week Three
This week we will explore practical ways to paint a horse by looking at the way light and shadow collaborate to create an image. We will also do a practice exercise that will teach us how to develop translucency and transparency in our work.
Horses are amazingly intuitive and aware of everything that is happening around them. As prey animals they are hardwired to notice incongruent behavior and inconsistencies in others. They can sense hidden emotions and feelings which often alerts them to danger or a possible attack. When we try to hide our true emotions from horses they are often mirrored back to us through undesirable behaviors and actions. When interacting with the horse, transparency is a must if we expect to develop true relationship and partnership.
When working together in the herd, each horse is responsible for it’s own energy and emotional balance. Each one knows how to set strong boundaries yet still work harmoniously, cooperatively, and authentically with others. This is the paradigm of feminine relationship and empowerment.
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This week spend time looking at the way light and shadow work together to create contrast and balance. Notice how one accentuates the other. Without contrast our world would be flat, dull and lifeless.
Week Three Journal Inquiries
How do I feel when I hide my true self from others?
Do I take responsibility for my own energy and balance?
How can I allow myself to be more transparent?