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A Glowing Steed

greyhorsIt is my good fortune to be related to a horse woman with excellent taste in horseflesh. When I first heard about Picasso, a grey Warmblood, I waited impatiently for some good photos of him. A few eventually appeared, but this painting does not have a reference photo.
This pose came from a dream. In the dream, I could see them up on a ridge with the dark forest behind them, Picasso’s white hair glowing in the light. When I dream up a scene like that, I always try to paint it.

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The Sentry – Mustangs running free

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While wild mustangs or feral horses are considered pests by many, and by others, nothing more than weeds; their argument being that when Columbus arrived on our shores, there were no horses. Archaeological records show there were plenty of horses here, they were probably just hunted to extinction by hungry humans. I, for one welcome them and believe there is a place for them on our arid plains. Our Native American forefathers recognized them immediately for their utility and their beauty, incorporating them quickly into their own culture.
To me, there is not much more thrilling than the sight of wild mustangs on open range. Horses captured my heart when I was just a tiny girl and I will probably always enjoy painting them.

This painting, which measures 8.5″ x 11″ is for sale for $125.00. All proceeds go to nature conservation, specifically to endangered species conservation.

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Friends

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This postcard – sized painting says friendship and tranquility to me. I was really enjoying painting the colors of these two horses. I also like how the sky glows pink around them. This postcard is not for sale.

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Day 11 – Lady Anne Blunt

11annebluntAs I continued to explore the family tree of Lord Byron, I found a familiar name. Of course, I had forgotten why it was familiar, but it didn’t take too much investigation to discover. Lady Anne Blunt was one of the British founders of the modern Arabian horse breed! Of course she imported these animals from the desert of Saudia Arabia, but she is one of the most important people in post-Bedouin times. She founded the Crabbet stud, which is still famous among Arabian horse enthusiasts today. A huge percentage of modern Arabian horses are descended from her stock. And Lady Blunt herself is of course, the granddaughter of Lord Byron!

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A postcard for you?

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This is a hand painted postcard. I have really been enjoying “Mail Art” and have been trying to paint a new one every day. These horses have been out in a pasture all day and I think they are ready for some oats.

I wonder if anyone reads my blog. Ok. So comment on this painting and I will pick a deserving person and send it to them. You? Maybe! I will contact you if I don’t know your mailing address..

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