Thursday, April 30, 2009
You never know where great ideas will come from. Kim gets the credit for this one, no doubt inspired by Derby week at Painting a Dog a Day, which happened to land at the end of my April Thirty Horses, Thirty Days, where I spent the month doing daily horse paintings. I'm always game for a pARTy (definition in the column at right!) so I dove right in and selected ten potential reference photos, and suggested we enlist our photographer friend Juliet Harrison to choose one for us.
Above is the photo Juliet has selected for us - a bold chestnut yearling coming over to say hello on a chilly winter morning - an enticing enough image to help overcome the fear of the challenges it presents! As we would say at the racetrack...I hope you're tied on!