War Pony Study is a preparatory painting for a larger work that never came to fruition.
A 9x12" acrylic painting on a tan-toned archival paper, this work is meant to be put in any frame of your choice! (For best display results, do not put the painting behind glass.)
Accented with shimmering gold paint, this work captures light and reflects it beautifully.
The Native American Indian valued their horses and held them in the highest esteem. Going into battle was dangerous for both the Native American and his horse. It therefore made sense to apply war paint to their horses as well as themselves. The achievements of warriors were often reflected in the symbolic images of their war paint. The clothes, tepees and all of his belongings, including his war horse, was decorated with the symbolism of his achievements or his various spirit guides.