Friday, February 11, 2011

A girl and her horse

There is just something about a girl and her horse.  A bond that will forever be etched in stone.  This is Dylan and Paige.  A definite force to be reckoned with.  And a relationship that will stand the test of time.  With valentines day just around the corner one thinks of romance and love that exists between a man and a woman, a mother and child, etc.  But so often in life we forget about those relationships that we have with the four legged creations in our lives.  The love we have for beautiful creatures such as our pets, and in Paige's case.....our horse!!

Ive been experimenting with watercolors here lately and have had some ups and downs.  What Ive come to realize is that when i work with horses that the medium comes easy for me.  I started to wonder why, why is it when i paint a scene of just a person or dog that i struggle.  Ive come to a conclusion of an earlier aspect.  When i was young i would sit and draw horses allllllll dayyyyy looooong!!! This is not an exaggeration, ask my mother!  So, what Ive thought is that all those days of training my hand to coordinate with my eyes(unbeknown est to me) has come back to me, like a blast from the past! A dear friend of mine said yesterday that "Perhaps art is seeing the obvious in such a new light that the old becomes new" L'Engle.   How true this is for me at the moment!

Dylan and Paige
9 x 12
print $35


  1. It is amazing to read that you have been "experimenting with watercolors" when I see this beautiful painting!! I love that L'Engle quote. You are obviously very gifted!!

  2. Horses are very hard to paint and you captured every detail so perfectly! So gorgeous

  3. Thank you for the lovely comments. I have a friend who is opening up an equine shop and ask if i would do some more equine art to hang in the store!!! So look for some more in the upcoming weeks!!!