Artist’s Website: Etsy TheLoneRabbit
Haddie Rumpel is an Oregon born artist who now resides in Missoula, MT for the last 20 years. Haddie studied Art at the University of Montana where she obtained a scholarship from the Juried Art Competition and is now featured on the U of M School of Art web site. Her main body of work consists of a series of pen and ink drawings of birds made of flowers as well as many nationally commissioned pieces. More recently she has been working on a series of paintings titled Flora Fauna and Fire.
Artist’s Statement Regarding Horse of a Different Color
While thinking of the proposals for “Horse of a Different Color”, I had two ideas in mind. The first had to do with the term, as in not quite a horse yet horse like. The second was of course the literal interpretation: a horse painted in colors horses aren’t born with, as in the Wizard of Oz. With that in mind I came up with several sketches:
1. A horse with wings that have an almost flower like feel to them in the way that the feathers fan out. On the neck are several larger more detailed feathers. This one was sketched with a black horse in mind, using a pastel color scheme.
2. An abstract harlequin pattern used over the entire body and diffused around the neck and leg area. The lines follow the natural body lines of the horse to accentuate the horses form. Colors are used to create a periscope like effect.
3. Several different patterns integrated into shapes along the form of the horse including Polka dots, rainbow, stripes and harlequin.
Artist’s Concepts Regarding Horse of a Different Color
Artist’s Dunrovin Equine Artistic Partner: Razz