Monday, October 19, 2009


About  a month ago my husband and I began horseback riding lessons, and this painting is a portrait of Lacey, the horse who, along with her mistress, is teaching me to ride. Lacey is gentle, intuitive, and patient with her clumsy pupil. She is also pregnant, due in March, so I may not be able to finish all my lessons before she must stop and take it easy. The portrait itself is my first venture in trying to draw, let alone paint a horse. I have deliberately avoided it for years, being intimidated by the idea of trying to make it look like a horse and not like a dog. But, she does look like a horse, so I am pleased.

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