Rufus is a carriage horse in St. Augustine taking tourists through the historic areas. His keeper and driver is named Roosevelt and has been working with the carriage horses in St. Augustine since he was a young boy. The painting was begun on location with Rufus being held by the reins. I did the basic drawing and colorations to the horse plein air but finished the painting in the studio where I worked on more of the details and simplified the background to further emphasize the horse.
Rufus -Skilled Carriage Horse
11x14" / Acrylic on board