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Advanced Painting Horses with Jill Soukup

Zapata Ranch

September 6 – 11, 2020

 

Join renowned artist Jill Soukup for the sixth year of her workshop focusing on drawing and painting horses.

The Program

About Jill

Photos

About the Zapata

Rates

Jill Soukup, the painting instructor, demonstrates techniques on her easel while a group of several women watch.

The Program

Draw, sculpt, and paint the horses of Zapata Ranch with the guidance of Jill Soukup, the acclaimed Western artist who specializes in equine paintings. Discussions and exercises will cover the importance of understanding equine anatomy, what makes a good drawing, composition and color. Activities will include photo opportunities of horses running, horses working under saddle, cowboys and cowgirls riding and studying corralled horses, demonstrations and critiques. Space is limited to 12. Intermediate to advanced skill level is suggested.

About Jill

A longtime friend of Ranchlands, Jill was the Featured Artist at Coors Western Art Sale and Best of Show for Cowgirl Up!, Caballeros Western Museum 2017, among other accolades. Jill has been attending Ranchlands Artists Gatherings for years, and when she first began painting at our ranches, she had primarily been painting architecture. She credits her time on the ranch with steering her work in a different direction — cattle, bison, ranchers, and, most of all, horses.

I’ve loved horses for as long as I can remember. I really think they’re one of the most perfectly created animals in nature.

A woman draws on her sketchpad while a horse, painted with its skeletal anatomy, yawns in the background.
A woman works at an easel to paint a horse
A woman paints a horse from life at the corrals at the Zapata Ranch.
One of the guest rooms at Zapata Ranch.
A plate of tenderloin covered in green chimichurri sauce.
A woman stands in front of a horse while she sketches.
A woman works on the anatomical study of a horse.
Someone works from a photograph on a painting study of a group of horses

Rates

Rates are $3150 pp and include all lodging, meals, activities, and taxes.

About The Zapata

Set back in a shady cotton woodgrove beneath the majestic 14,000-foot peaks of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains lies the historic Zapata Ranch headquarters and lodge, which was established in the late 1800’s. Elk, mule deer, migratory birds, eagles, and black bear also call this area home.

The rooms are beautifully furnished and have an elegant southwestern decor that gives them the feel of home. All rooms have individual tiled bathrooms and views that are private, peaceful, and beautiful in any season.

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