Friday, August 11, 2006

August 11 - Tug of War (Buckskin Horse)

Today's painting is a 12 x 12 oil, from material I took at the trials over at San Juan Capistrano a while back.  I did a lot of photo reference of the "backstretch" area, full of grooms, horses waiting for riders and action in the background.  One of the nicely colored horses (buckskin) was playing tug o'war with his groom's cleaning rag, waiting for the rider to come and mount up for the class.  A breeze kicked up, and I just loved the tail and flapping horse clothes!  Now don't get after me about the rear views here, I do like both of 'em!

  Available for $425.

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