Horse and Pet Portraits
On November 23, 2016 0 Comments - Horse/Pet Portraits
Katie, my first golden retriever. A beautiful dog with a matching temperament, a gentle soul.
This pastel is of my cat Moguley, his mother Bailey was the first animal I got when I moved to the farm. The house was empty except for mice and didn’t feel like a home without a furry companion. People were hesitant to accept his humble heritage, his mom from the pound and his dad a nameless Tom, they were all convinced he was a Maine Coone.
This portrait of this stunning mare was commissioned by an old high school friend for another high school friend’s daughter. I was moved by such an incredibly thoughtful act of kindness.
A friend of mine sent me some images of her trip to Newfoundland, including this beautiful mare, tethered in a small field on the edge of a fishing village. I was drawn to her far off gaze.
This lovely chestnut gelding has an expressive eye.
A young girl crouches by the barn door, her horse’s muzzle, soft as velvet searches for the anticipated treat. Her gentle touch and whispered thoughts are all the reward he needs.
A lone border collie eyed me warily as I approached, never going past the stone gates that marked the end of the lane to his farm. I came across him on an excursion during a recent painting trip to Dingle, Ireland.
On a recent painting trip to Ireland, we rented a house in County Monaghan. This Springer spaniel belonged to the owners of the house. He visited us quite frequently and was full of nervous energy. I did a quick portrait of Bruno to thank our hosts for their wonderful hospitality.