Thursday, February 7, 2008

Hussar (sold)

Hussar, oil on canvas, 5" X 7" (approximate), 2008

One of my favorite words: hussar. This is a small painted figurine given to me by my dad, who is nuts about 'em. It puts me in mind of the character Flashman from the series by George MacDonald Fraser.

Update 2/11/08: My dad writes to say that GMF has died... which is really quite sad. A great writer.


Chris said...

Ha, I love this one! Great work.

Sherry DeGhelder said...

Jason, the stark background and the rich colors of the horse and rider makes a wonderful contrast. Love all the colors in the black horse.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

killer drawing. Beauty!

Frank Gardner said...

Good choice on the composition by placing the horse at the top. Nicely drawn for such a small horse.

Jason Waskey said...

Thanks! I see there's some synchronicity at work... you've done some metal toy work recently yourself... :)

Thanks! I thought it a good exercise to practice seeing...

Thank you!

Thanks. And a tiny horse it is too...!