Description This wonderful horse painting is simple -- and yet elegant in that simplicity. Amber, a stick horse toy, represents the innocence of youth, the fun spirit of a child playing with a favorite toy. The colors in his mane are perfect for a child's room: blue, pink,lavender,purple, and yellow. And the pony's eyes are full of wonder, just like the wonder of little boys and girls when they discover something new.This image was created with watercolor and ink, giving it a light and playful feel that makes it so perfect for children. 'A Horse named Amber' is reminiscent of a day when children rode stick horses with bright and colorful horse-heads like this one, leading the way into fantasy and fun. Little cowboys and cowgirls shouted Yippee and twirled their cowboy hats with one hand while they maneuvered their stick horses down the hall and out the kitchen door with the other, only to continue riding around the yard after the 'bad guys.' Good memories.Today, children watch television shows with redundant plots instead of playing cowboys. Left to their own imaginations, they could be the cowboys and cowgirls that become heroes. They could write their own stories. They could 'save the day.'The artist remembers a stick horse she named 'Amber.' Together, that little girl from Texas and her stick horse had many adventures. Amber looked a lot like the horse in this painting. Imagine that...
Eloise Schneider Mote, Milwaukee Member Since December 2013 Artist Statement Eloise’s rustic paintings, prints, giclees, and canvas prints have the classic beauty and style of antiques. Her paintings and prints on canvas include landscapes and floral still life. She also paints on old wood, combining history with art, as she incorporates antique jewelry, tools, hats, musical instruments or frames into her creations. Eloise has been featured in Lee Magazine and Sunshine Artist Magazine as well as in newspapers and on television and has won numerous awards.
An educator herself, Eloise was one of the illustrators for the I Can Say That book, winner of the Early Language Literacy Award. Eloise also illustrated the book Jesus is Born, written by Brenda O'Quinn and published by Synerge Books.
Eloise paints fine art pieces that encompass gorgeous landscapes, flowers, cotton fields, floral arrangements, and other delicate and detailed works. Her playful side lends a hand in her creation of fun art - striped cats, fat pigs, big lipped fish, and curious cows. Eloise's art also includes images of Italy, Germany, France, Spain, and Mexico - down by the water, in a village, or near a field in the sunlight of the dawn. She also paints ships and beaches, trees and forests, and the beautiful landscapes of the United States.
Faith is important to Eloise as an artist and she develops that belief system into many of her paintings: three crosses at Calvary, the cross on Pensacola Beach that overlooks the bay, children in the hands of God, the birth of Jesus Christ, and others.
Perhaps the most unusual of Eloise's artwork are her watercolor and digital renditions of American Sign Language. As a teacher of the deaf and other children with special needs, Eloise has a heart for the art that reflects her love for those children. Her painting of the ASL "I Love You" sign is bright and bold, a wonderful piece for a hearing or deaf person to enjoy. The world is grand and love can be too. Eloise's work is just that: full of love and life. Her paintings of animals take on a "pop art" style: bright and colorful! These are quite popular.