Free Spirit by artbyjames


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Horses helped to make our civilizations’ and progress, watch there muscles ripple as they seem to glide, they gallop and trot, whinny and neigh, capturing our imagination — and our hearts. Indeed, horses are said to have done more to change human history than any other domestic animal, once upon a time carrying explorers to new frontiers and mighty armies to great conquests.


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Oil Painting on Canvas

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  • Jan Szymczuk
    Jan Szymczukalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful contrasts and motion combined.

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanalmost 4 years ago

    Oh JAMES!!!! This is so so so so sooooo beautiful!!!!!! Wonderful movement and sense of excitement and energy!!!!!! This is STUNNING!!!!!!!! OOO to be a fly on the wall watching you create this one!!!!!!!! HURRAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyalmost 4 years ago

    oh my this is stunning !

  • annalisa bianchetti
    annalisa bianc...almost 4 years ago

    Fantastic !!!!

  • JDL15
    JDL15almost 4 years ago
    nice work well captured the movement in this pic. brings it all to life
  • Bill Coughlin
    Bill Coughlinalmost 4 years ago

    James, Stunning capture. Bill

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 4 years ago


  • Charuhas  Images
    Charuhas Imagesalmost 4 years ago

    Awesome work

  • Sarah Trent
    Sarah Trentalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful!! Proportions are so difficult to capture in paintings of horses – I think it’s because each creature is so different and there are so many lines that change, especially when they are in motion. You did a superb job on this horse – he’s brilliant!!

  • rodeorose
    rodeorosealmost 4 years ago

    Brilliant work- love the amazing light and power you have conveyed!

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