Today kicks off the first Q&A for Week 6 of the workshop of “Modern Masters Of Equine Art”, an online workshop Q&A sessions with some of the best equine artists today. With two Q&As each week with the likes of Tony O’Connor, Steve Messenger, Steven Lang and many others, this is sure to be several weeks full of equine art tips, techniques, marketing and more! This workshop will take place on the Facebook Group “Art Of The Horse”, run and hosted by The Flying Shetlands. All you have to do is join the group for free (if you are not a member yet!) and open the door to a world of equine art!
Shalese Sands is this week’s Master Artist. Today (Tuesday October 24th 2017″#techniquetuesday”–each day has a theme/prompt), she will be answering your questions about all things scratchboard and will give you a critique on one of your scrachboard! Then, on Saturday ( October 27th “#superstarssaturday”) Shalese will be back on to answer you questions about all things marketing. This is an equine artist’s dream come true!
How to bring your art to the next level:
1.Join Art Of The Horse Facebook group (it’s free!) and read the group rules in the pinned post/description.
2. The “Pinned Post” (first post you see in the group) will be about today’s Q&A artist-Shalese Sands. Each Q&A runs all day long, so there is no set time. This works great since we have members from around the world!
3. Comment your question OR share a photo a painting/drawing to be critiqued by this week’s artist. Ask as many questions as you like, but one painting to be critiqued per person, please.
4. SHARE with your art friends! This for geared for equine artists, but the info can be used across all subjects.
Info On Art Of The Horse:
Since the late summer of 2016, Art Of The Horse has grown from 2,000 members to over 22,000 and has become the largest equine art community on Facebook. Each day brings in a whole new treasure trove of paintings, art and marketing advice and painting tips. With a herd of friendly, positive and helpful artists, you are sure to enjoy your time spent sharing your art and viewing other artists representation of our beloved animal–the horse!
Info on Master Artist Shalese Sands:
Combining her two passions, Shalese Sands creates impactful scratchboard paintings conveying the physical beauty of horses and other wildlife and domesticated animals. Shalese’s love of animals motivated her to create art, as well as a family vacation to the famed Yellowstone Park in 2009, when she had a one in a life time experience to get very close to a large bull elk–“something I’ve never done before but had always wished to experience. I discovered the sublime in a powerful way, a feeling I hope is portrayed in all my art. From that point on, I have wanted to excel in the field of wildlife art while continuing my passion for equestrian art. ”
Shalese graduated in 2011 with a B.A. in Studio Art from Northwestern College and you can see more of her work here.