with Horse and Hound

The Sublime Prance

20120512155033 The Sublime Prance b 20x24 olThe Sublime Prance, oil on linen board, 20×24 inches, by Susan Smolensky

Okay, it’s not really a “Photo of the Week”; it’s a painting. But let’s not quibble with semantics. Foxhunting Life has featured Susan Smolensky’s art before, and when this new work of hers passed before us we felt the jolt and sympathized with the poor rider curling up into a ball of discomfort. Susan has the great talent to use her Impressionistic technique to capture a fleeting moment—the rider’s pain, the horse’s celebration of its freedom—in all their awkward, transient, and uncoordinated glory.

Susan is represented by the Chisholm Gallery and is currently displaying many of her Steeplechase Series paintings at the Palm Beach Polo and Country Club Gallery in Wellington, Florida.

Posted May 14, 2012