WoodSong ~ Horse & Equestrian Art ~ Western



Marilyn's love of the West is evident in this section. Each image began with an onsite visit, a camera and sketchbook, and a story teller's passion for a good yarn. She credits her great-great maternal grandmother, a full blood Cherokee, for her gypsy tendencies. Weaving a tapestry of color and authentic subject matter, she lets imagination reign. The artist invites you to take a drive with her into western America, sometimes back in time.

These beautiful limited edition prints, two of my best western paintings, complement any home or office. With any print purchase comes the background story for that image!
Woodsong Institute of Art - Horse Painting - First Snow
First Snow
• 30" x 48" Oil
• Limited edition prints $75
• Original NOT available
Woodsong Institute of Art - Horse Art - New Dawn
New Dawn
• 30" x 40" Oil
• Limited edition prints $75
• Giclee Prints are on SALE
The artist grew up on spaghetti westerns and cowboy heroes. In 1970, the accomplished painter was invited to spring roundup at the Waggoner Ranch in Vernon, Texas. Even then, traditional ranching practices were changing. That was the last year for the chuck wagon and tent, replaced by the back of a pickup.

For the next five years, Marilyn rode spring or fall roundup with the cowboys on borrowed horses, camera in hand. In 1977, those images became an art exhibit at the Heritage Museum in Lubbock. The legacy of the American cowboy will continue to be cherished in her heart, a favorite painting subject.
Woodsong Institute of Art - Horse Painting - Cutting Time
Cutting Time
• 24" x 36" Oil
• Original NOT available
• Giclee Prints are on SALE
Woodsong Institute of Art - Horse Painting - Training Cutters
Training Cutters
• 24" x 36" Oil
• Original NOT available
• Giclee Prints are on SALE
Woodsong Institute of Art - Horse Painting - Bob's Roping Days
Bob's Roping Days
• 16" x 20" Oil
• Original NOT available
• Giclee Prints are on SALE
Woodsong Institute of Art - Horse Painting - Rainbow Man
Rainbow Man
• 8" x 10" Oil
• Original NOT available
• Giclee Prints are on SALE
Woodsong Institute of Art - Horse Painting - Colorado Cowpoke
Colorado Cowpoke
• 24" x 36" Oil
• Original NOT available
• Giclee Prints are on SALE
Woodsong Institute of Art - Horse Painting - Feeding Trough
Feeding Trough
• 16" x 20" Oil
• Original NOT available
• Giclee Prints are on SALE
Dripping Springs, The Gift, and Navajo Country are to acknowledge my 1/16th Cherokee heritage. Their unique gifts to me? Native humor, love of the land and telling stories!
Woodsong Institute of Art - Horse Painting - Dripping Springs
Dripping Springs
• 22" x 28" Oil
• Original NOT available
• Giclee Prints are on SALE
Woodsong Institute of Art - Horse Painting - The Gift
The Gift
• 30" x 48" Oil
• Original NOT available
• Giclee Prints are on SALE
Woodsong Institute of Art - Horse Painting - Navajo Country
Navajo Country
• 40" x 60" Oil
• Original NOT available
• Giclee Prints are on SALE
These three horse paintings are part of a series that chronicled the endangerment of the wild mustangs. The horses in A Winter's Tale and Gone with the Wind are two bands photographed by the artist in eastern Oregon's wild horse country. Mountain Mustangs is a creative flight of fancy.
Woodsong Institute of Art - Horse Painting - A Winter's Tale
A Winter's Tale
• 22" x 28" Oil
• Original NOT available
• Giclee Prints are on SALE
Woodsong Institute of Art - Horse Painting - Gone with the Wind
Gone with the Wind
• 22" x 28" Oil
• Original NOT available
• Giclee Prints are on SALE
Woodsong Institute of Art - Horse Painting - Mountain Mustangs
Mountain Mustangs
• 24" x 30" Oil
• Original NOT available
• Giclee Prints are on SALE
Stallion on California Beach and Sea Horses were just wishful thinking from her studio in northeast Texas. Horses and ocean waves are two of Marilyn's favorite subjects, linked in her mind with great memories.
Woodsong Institute of Art - Horse Painting - Stallion on California Beach
Stallion on California Beach
• 22" x 28" Oil
• Original NOT available
• Giclee Prints are on SALE
Woodsong Institute of Art - Horse Painting - Sea Horses
Sea Horses
• 18" x 24" Oil
• Original NOT available
• Giclee Prints are on SALE
Woodsong Institute of Art - Horse Painting - Palo Duro Canyon
Palo Duro Canyon
• 30" x 48" Oil
• Original NOT available
• Giclee Prints are on SALE
Woodsong Institute of Art - Horse Painting - Arizona Water Hole
Arizona Water Hole
• 24" x 30" Oil
• Original NOT available
• Giclee Prints are on SALE
The gallery would not be complete without some sporting art. "I dropped a few dollars in New Mexico at the Ruidoso Race Track and decided that horse painting is more profitable than gambling, although they both have a great deal in common."
Woodsong Institute of Art - Horse Painting - Seventh Race at Ruidosa Downs
Seventh Race at Ruidosa Downs
• 24" x 30" Oil
• Original $3,800 • Giclee Prints are on SALE
Woodsong Institute of Art - Horse Painting - Out of the Gate
Out of the Gate
• 14" x 18" Oil
• Original $950 • Giclee Prints are on SALE
"With each passing year, I grow closer to God and His heavenly kingdom. In painting His earthly creation as peaceful and beautiful, I prepare for eternal joy."
Woodsong Institute of Art - Horse Painting - Mares & Foals Feed
Mares & Foals Feed
• 24" x 30" Oil
• Original NOT available
• Giclee Prints are on SALE
Woodsong Institute of Art - Horse Painting - Peaceful Valley
Peaceful Valley
• 24" x 40" Oil
• Original NOT available
• Giclee Prints are on SALE
Woodsong Institute of Art - Horse Painting - Chilling Out
Chilling Out
• 20" x 24" Oil
• Original NOT available
• Giclee Prints are on SALE
"When my son was in the Corps at Texas A&M, I witnessed a typical enactment of Carson's Mounted Cavalry one Mother's Day. The four horse caisson and cannon drew aim at an outhouse several hundred yards over the hill. It was painted orange with UT (University of Texas) lettered boldly on its sides. Just before the cadets fired the cannon which demolished said structure, I took this photograph.

In the oil painting, the background was changed to look like being on maneuvers in the hill country. The original painting took ten years to complete and needs a home."
Woodsong Institute of Art - Horse Painting - Spring Maneuvers
Spring Maneuvers
• 30" x 46" Oil
• Original NOT available
• Giclee Prints are on SALE




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