Karen F Rose My Painting Journey

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

EQUUS: The Art of the Horse at the Cofrin Arts Center - Oak Hall School

Morning Ride
© 2010 Karen F. Rose
pastel on board

As a late entry, my name is not on the poster for this event, but I am so please to be included in the exhibition. Better late than never, huh!
My two pastels, Morning Ride, Waiting to Ride and my oil painting Mimic are part of an outstanding show EQUUS: The Art of the Horse at the Cofrin Arts Center Gallery at Oak Hall School in Gainesville FL. The show runs January 13 to Feb 17, 2012 and includes many top regional artists and is curated by Gary Bone.

Please join us at the artist's reception Friday, Jan 20 from 7 - 9 p.m. 

As an added bonus, live horses will also be present at the opening in the courtyard behind the art gallery.
Cofrin Arts Center Gallery Hours are weekdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To view more of my horse paintings and the three that are in the show just click on the tab at the top of this page called horse paintings

"Do you paint equine commissions?", Yes, I love painting horses and horse portraits. I would love to capture the beauty and spirit of your horse. Just email me at Karen@karenfrose.com  for more details.

Gallop don't just walk over to see this exhibit... you will love the art! 


Dana Cooper said...

Love the light coming through the trees in the background. Beautiful!

Jerry Stocks said...

Love most paintings with horses, and this is an especially lovely one. Will tell my granddaughter to check out your web site. She's the horsewoman in our family.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Oh, I wish I could attend the opening! I love horses, and your painting is just beautiful... best of luck!

Nanci Hersh said...

Beautiful sense of light, and composition. The blue streak in the foreground is enchanting- and inviting.

Congrats Karen on the show!

Karen F. Rose said...

Dana, Jerry, Kelley and Nancy thanks so much for taking the time to make such lovely comments.The show includes contemporary, abstracted and realistic depictions of horses in various media. Also two life size sculptures and real horses in the courtyard. What a treat.
When I was a docent at the Harn Museum of Art one of the favorite sculptures was one called Rory by Deborah Butterfield. A life size sculpture made from old red rusted tractor parts. This often sparked conversations about the "role" of the horse throughout history in our culture and others. Wish you all could be here to experience it.

Maria Hock said...

Such a lovely peaceful moment captured beautifully. I love the movement and light. Congrats on getting in the show.

Susan Bokos said...

so very beautifully captured...the slight bend of the horse and the rider looking left...perfect. The colors are stunning and I can almost feel the dawn breaking.

Karen F. Rose said...

Thanks Maria and Sue. The opening reception was last night and we had a great time. If you are on facebook check out the pictures. I loved talking with the Oak Hall students. I remember when I was their age taking riding lessons, loving horses and hoping I would own a horse someday.

Kathy Cousart said...

I love this painting- the light coming across the horse and rider is amazing. I commented on this on FB- love that you got in and loved seeing pics of you! So proud!