Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Horse country

Double the Horn  10 x 14

TALLY HO! I live in Hamilton, Massachusetts—serious horse country—which has inspired me to paint some equestrian scenes. My husband and I regularly go to the local Myopia Hunt Club events, such as their fox hunts, and snap lots of reference photos for paintings. Don't worry, they don't really use a fox, they just drag an anise-scented bag that the hounds have been trained to follow. The Thanksgiving Hunt at Appleton Farms in Ipswich last year was beautiful. In typical tradition Thanksgiving day was fabulously cold and we erroneously parked on the absolute opposite side of this enormous property, so we had to hoof it (quite briskly!) over the the river and through the woods to where the horse action was. Could have used a horse that morning! But at least we earned our Thanksgiving calories with a good walk. Anyhow, here are a few of the horse paintings that I have been working on—all oil on canvas.

Finding the Line  8 x 10

Below is an equestrian painting I did a few years ago. It's in a private collection on the South Shore.

See more of my horse and hound paintings here.

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