Friday, September 04, 2009

Dappled Grey


6x6 oil on panel
$100 + $6.50 s/h - sold

Well I am in love with this little painting. I often feel sorry for these carriage horses; those long days on the pavement. But I was surprised to see many of these park horses anxious to work. They pulled hard, wanted to move faster, and really seemed to enjoy it. Maybe they understand what a special tour they give their passengers.

12 comments:

Tammy Hext said...

Gorgeous painting. Love the brushwork

JMahorney said...

Wow. Your love for this painting is well deserved. My mouth hung open when I first saw it. Simply terrific!

Marian Fortunati said...

Beautiful, Robin!!!

Susan Carlin said...

I'm in love with this painting, too! Wowee Zowee- Nice work!

Roxanne Steed said...

OMG - BEAUTIFUL!!!! Ditto what Jeff said - I'm still breathless....

Petra (Geneva) said...

Robin, this painting is beautiful! I can feel the warm afternoon sun on the horse's back. Stunning!
I'm curious to see more of your NYC impressions!!!

Delilah said...

This is realy a great painting

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

Excellent work. Horses are hard too.

Linny D. Vine said...

Strikingly beautiful, Robin!

Sherrie Russ Levine said...

this is a keeper, but it sold...good for you, love it!

MichaleenFlynn said...

This is a lovely painting! Love the light play in it.

What city was your subject in? Because it sure looks like my husband's horse! We own a carriage at Central Park here in NYC, and he's a dapple grey with a red harness pad!

And your instincts are correct - most of the horses really enjoy their jobs, they get into it. Even the ones who don't enjoy the daily carrots :-)

I have been in the business almost 30 years, rest assured they have good lives, including vacations in PA :-)

Thanx again for sharing a beautiful painting.

Robin Cheers said...

Michaleen -
Thank you so much for your email! It could very well be your horse! I photographed him (?) at Central Park West. And its really nice to hear about the horses lives. They are such amazing animals.

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