Size: 12"W x 9"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
This is a more realistic painting than some of my other works. The horses are running in harmony with each other as well as nature. They are at the forest's edge and are enjoying the excursion. It is a peaceful setting, a cool, refreshing scene based on the colors of orange and green, with a little blue in the background.
My name is Mary McShane. My studio in Crestview, Florida is at my house, so I work on my art at any time of day. I am an artist of many subjects and media, and now am an acrylic artist and paint horses in a particular way. I will describe it later. I started painting horses when I was a child about 7 years old. I did this until I went away to college. There I became fascinated with other media and subjects. As a professional artist, I started painting in watercolor using a loosely painted, abstract style. After a while, I painted koi fish and now am painting horses again. Using paint to express the essence of my art is creative and rewarding. Smearing paint on a particular surface is exciting! Matching colors with other colors and getting a feeling or an emotion is wonderful! My aim is to make fascinating and beautiful color interactions. Doing outdoor art fairs was a valuable experience. Nothing can compare with meeting and interacting with customers, which is challenging, but usually rewarding. My aim is to get the viewer into my paintings to try to see what I see. I was an art teacher with a masters degree. I have won many awards on my paintings in the past. Now my aim is to make the viewer come into my paintings to try to see what I see.