Fresh Water For My Horses by Susan Bergstrom

Horses…one of my main Muses…
My studio is quiet for a few weeks as I have turned my students loose for awhile to create on their own…I do this every 6 weeks or so…they need to go home and see what they can do in their own environment.

We had horses for many years on our small ranch in Colorado…I miss them to this day… but I have a mountain of photographs that I took of them so I have endless images.
I turn to subjects that (with luck) will get me on a roll. Horses appeared this time…can’t ever have enough paintings of these beautiful amimals…

As usual I return to my warm southwest colors and the colors that surround me…and I included the beginning graphite sketch…my drawing is my roadmap…;

Thanks for viewing my art.

Acrylic with oil wash painting.
18"X18" in unframed size.
Painted on Gallery Wrapped Linen Canvas.
This original piece is for sale

I enjoy a full time career as a working Fine Art Artist and Natural Lifestyle Photographer.
To me, my art and photography is the best way to express what I see around me.
I also teach both mediums and I host 3 and 4 day Art and Photography Workshop Retreats through my private studio on my desert property in Nevada/Arizona.
I formed Elbow Canyon Fine Art & Photography Retreats several years ago to offer my students a unique one-on-one instruction.
Thanks for viewing my work

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  • WayofWarriors
    WayofWarriorsabout 5 years ago

    Most awesome

  • Most Humble Thanks…!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsabout 5 years ago

    And those gorgeous southwest colours placed in an excellent composition is what brought me to your wonderful art in the beginning. Gorgeous work Susan.
    You know I understand how much teaching occupies your time and often drains your energy. I also just finished a set of 3 classes and won’t begin another set for a couple of weeks. Time to reboot!

  • Yes, I feel like an empty vessel after being creative for so many …I just need to have quite and my own thoughts…thanks for your unwavering support and words of praise and encouragement Mr.Jim…always anxious to hear from you!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • redladyart
    redladyartabout 5 years ago

    Well personally I think your western paintings are your strongest works of all. This is a very striking, eye-catching painting Susan. :)

  • Thanks so much Sharon…could paint horses all day long!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersabout 5 years ago

    I like that song that says, “beer for my horses, whiskey for my men.” OK. This is a stunning work of art. It really captures the spirit of the west. xo

  • LOL…your too funny…and thanks, always appreciate your comments Lori!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • Cathy Amendola
    Cathy Amendolaabout 5 years ago

    Amazing as usual Susan, this has a particular strength to it….I can almost feel
    the horse flesh! WOW!

  • Thanks Cathy…I could paint horses all day long!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 5 years ago

    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • My pleasure…and thanks!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • arvyart
    arvyartabout 5 years ago

    Nice canvas artwork of your Muses (and not only yours). Beautiful. :)

  • Thanks! I could paint horses everyday!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • BlackSwan
    BlackSwanabout 5 years ago

    Lovely work Susan!

  • Many thanks Leena… appreciate your viewing!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanabout 5 years ago

    great to see some work from you Susan…and especially your beautiful horses….this is equisite..a joy to view!

  • Thanks Linda…was good to get back to my easel!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • barnsis
    barnsisabout 5 years ago

    Wow MT. such a strong painting, beautiful color and details. Excellent art work.

  • Thanks Big Bro…! Always appreciate your unwavering supprt!

    – Susan Bergstrom

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