Horses on CanvasSelected Works by James Koskinas
Horse And Rider With Blue
54″ X 56″ Acrylic on Canvas
One of the ways I know my work is done is when nothing more occurs to me.
Let me make this clear. It’s all about energy, the sum total of your life’s experiences.
White Horse With Standing Rider III
40″ X 40″ Acrylic on Canvas
Horse In Black Field
60″ X 88″ Acrylic on Canvas
I don’t select my palette in advance but rather use color intuitively.
Gray Rider on White Horse
60″ X 48″ Acrylic on Canvas
Horse in Black Field with Rider IV
48″ X 36″ Acrylic on Canvas
White Horse with Standing Rider IV
48″ X 48″ Acrylic on Canvas
A chance meeting with a lost stallion on an Arizona highway set in motion my lifetime obsession with painting horses. Later I added a rider to these horses. The riders have become self portraits and a search for unity between horse and man.
I am fascinated with the shape of the horse, especially the head. I change the shape of the head, sometimes lengthening it, sometime shortening it. I like to paint them life size or almost life size. I can abstract it, elongate it, shorten it. Painting the horses on paper allows me to be more spontaneous and expressive and make them more abstract. I can always go back to the horse, he is always there for me.