Horse painting running forward – Coming Home

(3 customer reviews)


In this long vertical painting, a horse gallops toward the viewer. The entire length of its body is displayed from hoof to ear-tip, and its form fills the main space of the canvas. Its mane billows and flares in the wind as it runs, and its body tilts to the left side of the canvas displaying its speed and agility. The dark horse gallops against the off-white background, and the form of the horse is made interesting with black and white linework that outlines select areas of the horse, including its muscular breast, its upper front legs, and its neck. The musculature of its hind-end is made apparent by the defined angles that form its hips and thighs. The running horse exemplifies all that is wild, and this painting captures that essence beautifully. The horse has little concern for anything except the feeling of freedom that it experiences as it runs.

Paulette says, “Early on the morning when I started this horse painting, I went down to the creek below my home studio, waded through, stuck my face in, and collected a bucket of creek water. I came back to my studio with mud between my toes and then mixed the creek water with paint to create my Creek Washes on this new horse painting.

The three “primary” colors I used on this painting are Ultramarine Blue, Azo Yellow, and Quinacridone Magenta. I also used Titanium White. I mix the 3 colors together at different ratios. The way I use them kinda feels like I’m riding a wave and just seeing where it takes me.

I painted this horse in January 2020.  The title is Coming Home.  It is the 3rd in a series of 3 paintings.  The 1st is Native American Indian painting new untitled and the 2nd is Bear painting Event Horizons.”

Comments about this horse painting posted on social media:
Melissa Crosson wrote, “Nice movement. I love the bold white lines too. Beautiful.”

Ann Mcnulty wrote, “That could possibly be my favorite of your most recent works!”

3 reviews for Horse painting running forward – Coming Home

  1. JG Foster

    Ever creation by Kent is a masterpiece that pulls me in- spirit, mind, and body, this Horse painting
    “Running Forward” capture my hearts desire right now to keep running forward during this pandemic. Kent thank you for blessing us! Look forward to seeing you soon to pick up our work of Art! If this beauty is still available we may need to pick up 2 instead of 1!

    • Kent Paulette

      Thank you Jacinda! The painting that you purchased actually helped inspire this horse painting. I painted this horse the next week after I painted yours.

  2. Sandy

    Absolutely amazing masterpiece! Your painting technique reminds me of stained glass and mosaic work. Thank you for sharing your God-given talent with the world!

    • Kent Paulette

      Thank you Sandy! I love painting all those little geometric shapes that give my artwork the feeling of stained glass.

  3. Kerri Krueger

    This beautiful painting is a breath of fresh air during these trying times. What a wonderful uplifting surprise to see this painting come through my Facebook feed.

    • Kent Paulette

      Thank you Kerri! I’m so glad my paintings and facebook posts can give you an uplifting surprise 🙂

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