Mary was a long-time client of my barn manager Wendy, and they are still great friends. So when Mac crossed the rainbow bridge to join Jacques a few weeks back, Wendy wanted a painting of them together for Mary. Fortunately for me, one of Mary’s beautiful photos (she’s a pro) of them running together has been hanging in our barn office for years. The photo was originally of a trio, the third horse being one of Wendy’s favorites. So I worked the composition a bit to remove the third horse and push these two a tiny bit closer together.
I had to wait for the gifting to happen before I could post, and Wendy reported back to me yesterday that I did a good job–meaning Mary cried when she received the painting. That’s probably the only time sadness paradoxically makes me feel good.
This one is an 8″ x 10″ oil painting on 3/4″ cradled Gessobord™.