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lunes, 21 de febrero de 2011

Cholla, el rocín artista

The Big Red Buck, 2004, watercolorCholla started painting in April 2004. The image here on the left, named "The Big Red Buck", is one of his first watercolors (July 2004).

- Cholla's is affordable art!
Priced less than 3000 GB pounds

Cholla caballo artista - EN ESPANOL
Cholla, caballo artista

El cuadro “The Big Red Buck” (“El Gran Macho Rojo”) fue la seleccionada para presentarse en la tercera entrega del Premio Internacional de Arte Laguna, Italia. Una vocera de la competencia admitió que hubo cierta consternación entre los jueces, cuando se enteraron de que Cholla no era de la misma especie que el resto de los artistas.. humanos! “Primero quedamos perplejos, pero luego buscamos más información sobre Cholla en Internet y el jurado decidió aceptar su inscripción con base en su prestigio en Estados Unidos”, dijo Cristina del Favero por Arte Laguna.Se organizó 2009 una exposición personal de su pinturas en la galería del arte contemporáneo Giudecca 795 en Venecia, Italia.

His paintings have been sold in 26 states; he has had art shows in 5 states, and now also in Europe.
In the words of his owner Renee Chambers:

Only Cholla applies the paint to his creations. No one moves or rotates the paper or easel. I do put the watercolor paints on the brush for him as he tends to knock things over. He decides where the colors go. Cholla started painting in 2004 and his art is now recognized worldwide.
Cholla gives us a different way to look at art. Art is an expression of intelligence. Cholla is highly intelligent. Why shouldn't he be offered the same gift of creating art?

I purchased Cholla just before his fifth birthday, the first and only horse I have ever owned. Cholla followed me instantly, it was love at first sight! I learned that he was proud cut, and was broke the old fashioned way, with ropes and force, a method called “sacking out”. This is where the cowboys halter the horse, then tie ropes on each limb, trip the horse to the ground and tie him off so he his fully restrained. The horse fights till completely traumatized and exhausted. At that point the cowboys rub 10 lb sacks of flour up and down the horse’s body. This is supposed to make the horse submissive towards man, it will work with many horses, but it didn’t work for him, it only tuught him not to trust man and his ropes. His intelligence was much greater then their exhausting attempts to manipulate his mind. He now has deep scars on his hind legs at the fetlocks from their cruelty. It has taken years for me to fully gain his trust, and he is still quite the wild thing with a mind of his own.

It was my husband, Robert, who gave me the idea to have Cholla try to paint. I would paint the corral fences each year, and Cholla would follow every step of the way and watch with great curiosity. I am not an artist of the paint, but is an artist of the Ballet. I chose non toxic Winsor & Newton water colors, and on April 29, 2004, I tacked a piece of water color paper to the fence and stroked the artist’s brush across the paper. Cholla has always loved to hold things in his mouth, so I held the brush out to him, he took it in his teeth and stroked the paper. I got him a big sturdy easel and Cholla made the transition to the easel without hesitation.. and was not forced at all. There is no sugar on the brush (he does not lick it). It's.. his way

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