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Life Arts    H4'ed 2/15/10

Five Oil Paintings of Arabian Horses by Dede Schuhmacher

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"Fear is a great motivator. It got me to face one of my biggest challenges: horses. But once I got beyond my fear of these magnificent animals, a whole new world opened up for me. Perhaps the most unique and powerful paintings I create are my depictions of horses.

The intemperate mind, the wild eyes, the warm heart and the tenderness of horses is what I try to capture in my work. My palette consists of bold, raw color contrasting against stark light to convey a sense of energy and power. I am trying to capture the essence and soul of every horse that I paint." - Dede Schuhmacher*


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* The words in quotation marks and all the images in this piece are presented courtesy of Dede Schuhmacher. Ms. Schuhmacher has given me her permission to reproduce these images at OpEdNews.

Dede's website can be accessed by clicking here.


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