Description Phantom. You saw him in the mountains, wild and free, a stallion of great majesty and strength. Or perhaps you saw him on the western plains, galloping with the speed and grace of a mystical horse that belonged to Zeus in another life. Or maybe he was the horse of a great Indian warrior. Now he haunts your dreams. You wish that you could stroke his mane, nuzzle his nose, or dare you climb upon his back and race through the clouds of night with him? Did someone once love him and stroke his neck? Is it loneliness that you see in his eyes? Is he searching for a master lost to the earth?His beauty is unsurpassed. Just a glimpse of his mane whipping in the wind - his dark eyes piercing right through you as you gaze on his glorious face. He is the past. He is the future. He is a passing spirit of the unknown.This painting was done in acrylics. The layers of color in his mane were added incrementally, each one drying before the next color could be added. The mane melts into the background, making the horse one with the painting, just as he is one with the sky. He is mesmerizing, intense, yet whimsical. Different. Unique. Phantom.
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.