Here we have another little Aquabord™ commission just completed. I didn’t know how long I would have to wait to post it, since it was commissioned as a gift. The catch was, would it be a birthday gift (post sooner) or a Christmas gift (post much later!)–or both? This always happens when I know both the giver and the recipient of the painting. I had one of my famous “blur” distortions ready just in case it turned out to be a Christmas present, but fortunately didn’t need to use it.
This painting of Roz and her horse Stonie (you may remember Roz’s name from a painting I did called “Roz’s Barn“–it’s the same Roz) was another challenge because the original photo reference was quite dark and also fairly fuzzy. I could lighten things up in Photoshop, but I would have to rely on how I knew Roz and Stonie looked in real life to try to get their expressions right. I’m sure this painting will be treasured by Roz because she lost her Stonie this year. Another one of our Willow Tree horses who was somewhere near 30 years old!