Monday, September 18, 2006

September 18 - Chincoteague Moonlight (Pony)

"Chincoteague Moonlight" Today's painting is a colorful example of moonlight falling on the back of one of the many feral ponies living on the  outer barrier islands off the coast of Virginia and Maryland. Although some think the ponies are descendents of ponies that came from a shipwrecked Spanish galleon, the most plausible explanation is that they are offspring from horses that were brought to Assateaague Island in the 17th century by landowners trying to avoid fencing issues and taxation of livestock! I grew up in Virginia so this painting is close to my heart. Original 9 x 12 inch oil, $275
SOLD to Louise Mellon of Aiken, North Carolina

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