Horse before the cart

If you asked me what I liked best about Bulgaria, besides the fresh fruits and vegetables, it would have to be the fact that people there still use horses as a means to get from one place to another. The best part about these horses was that they were obviously well loved and well cared for. Every horse I saw was in optimum condition, well fed, with glossy coats. These two young men were bringing some fresh hay home in their cart. I bet it was itchy. In the distance, you can see a cell tower. I included it so that there was no mistaking that this is a modern scene. This is a quarter sheet painted on fine Arches watercolor paper. It is for sale.

One response to “Horse before the cart”

  1. Adapting the old with the new is something we must all do as failure to recall the past is condemnation to repeat history. You know. That old saying “Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it.” If we forget the technology that brought us to this moment, and fail to appreciate it, if the current knowledge fails, then at a minimum we will have to repeat the process of acquiring the old methods. So, in this painting, the beauty, technique and style is apparent in the subject matter, and also in the style and technique. The meaning and depth is more than just a pretty painting.

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