Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Andalusian Mare and Foal

Both the mare and foal were giving me complete jip when I first started painting them, so I had to leave them for a bit. It wasn't drying properly and was almost scaling, it is hard to explain. When painting does things like this, no matter how badly you want to keep going to get them finished, you just have to stop and put your tools down and try another day. I have had to do this a fair amount recently due to anger, frustration and also anxiety that I have unfortunately been suffering with after some personal incidents a few months ago.

However, this morning they both persevered wonderfully and I am so happy to declare them to be complete! I simply love the mare, her expression is so gentle and kind. I love her in this colour too.

I painted her to a dapple buckskin, and she has a small star on her face. I don't have many photos I am afraid, and I can only apologise! Both her and her foal make a great pair as well.

The foal doesn't have any dapples, I didn't want them to be exactly the same colour and I don't tend to see many foals with dapples in their coat either! He has a star, stripe and a little snip on his face.

I reckon these two will do rather well in the show ring. Just to get to some shows, now!


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