There are so many places to paint Sybil Head from, I chose this one because of the two fine horses.
I intended this to become a full painting, but I really like this version, with the cliffs of Sybil Head in the distance, and the fine horses in the field.
These are the 2 original drawings, done in the summer of 2015 – firstly I worked the field on A3 size, which worked for the pale horse, but I wanted more detail for the dark horse, so I reworked it on A4, then compiled digitally for the print version.
The drawings are done with Derwent water-soluble pencils and Pilot Croquis pencils.
They are such characters – the pale horse stayed at a distance, but the dark horse came to the fence and even did a bit of a dance.