Buckskin Lusitano Stallion, pastel and charcoal drawing by Carol Engles

Buckskin Lusitano Stallion, pastel and charcoal drawing by Carol Engles

Thursday, December 8, 2011

A Strong Gallop, equine ink drawing by Carol Engles

10 x 14 ink on paper. This is done with ink only.  No drawing underneath with pencil. I did this as loosely and quickly as possible to convey the freedom of a horse running. It's a bit whimsical, too. Hope you like it! This is for sale.... $50, plus $10 shipping in Continental U.S.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Dales Pony Stallion, equine art by Carol Engles

11 x 14 pastel and watercolor on paper. I love ponies! This is a painting of a Dales Pony,  a wonderful pony from the British Isles. They are ridden, jumped and driven by both adults and children.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Friesian Stallion Four, charcoal equine drawing by Carol Engles


10 x 14 charcoal drawing on paper. This was hard to do! I had to make sure it didn't turn out "too black" without line and contrast. But, I think it turned out well. Whew!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Valeroso One, charcoal equine drawing by Carol Engles

10 x 14 charcoal on paper. This is a drawing of our Peruvian stallion, Valeroso. I use Valeroso as subject matter for a lot of my equine art. I just change things a bit to make a different breed. Valeroso loves to play when he's turned out and especially likes to arch his neck and throw his front legs out and then takes off in a gallop. Even though, he's a gaited horse, he really likes to gallop.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Winning Drive Two, pastel and charcoal on paper

Turning for Home, mixed media on paper

Working Cow Horse, charcoal drawing by Carol Engles

Top of the Stretch Two, watercolor and pastel on paper

Lusitano Stallion, pastel and charcoal on paper

Pinto Stallion at a Trot, pastel and charcoal on paper

Dressage Horse Two, charcoal drawing by Carol Engles, benefitting riders4helmets

Arabian in the Pasture, charcoal drawing on paper

Andalusian Stallion One, charcoal drawing by Carol Engles

Stretch Duel, pastel and watercolor on paper

Saddlebred Filly at a Canter, watercolor and pastel on paper

Pony at a Gallop, charcoal drawing

Galloping Stallion One, abstract charcoal drawing by Carol Engles

Down the Hill Side Course, mixed media on paper

Taking the Lead, pastel and watercolor on paper

Friesian Stallion Two, charcoal drawing

Galloping Stallion Four, charcoal and pastel drawing

Friesian Stallion One, charcoal drawing by Carol Engles

California Flag, abstract horse racing painting by Carol Engles

Spanish Stallion, abstract equine art by Carol Engles

11 x 16 pastel and charcoal on paper. I love this technique. I drew in charcoal and then smudged it and added pastel and more charcoal. I also drew in the horse's eye in a more realistic style, because I think the eye is a strong focal point on a horse. Whenever I draw abstract horses, I want the eye to be realistic and not so abstract that it doesn't look like a horse's eye.