Sunday, October 31, 2010

Mystery Girl


Mystery was the second horse to come to our farm in Missouri.  It was discussed that Angel needed company.  Horses being herd animals really are not happy all by themselves.  Just as I was in the thinking mode on how to find horse number two, Angel's original owner found us,  introducing himself and saying he had Angel's half sister for sale, if we would like to take a look at her.  We drove from Sikeston to Perryville and met the pretty Bay Fox Trotter, Mystery.  She was somewhat wild acting and ran all over the place.  She knew something was up and she had an idea it was about her.  After riding Mystery the deal was set and we planned to make the pilgrimage to pick up Mystery the following day.  Angel and Mystery had been raised together for several years so when we got the trailer hooked up we decided to take Angel along to welcome her sister to her new home.  We arrived to pick up Mystery and pulled down the window cover on the trailer and what a racket began between the two girls.  Oh my, they seemed so happy to see one another.  I do  not know what was said on the way home but once out of the trailer Angel let Mystery know she was the queen and Mystery was just a step child.  The two horses get along fine even though Angel is the head mare and Mystery is the smart one.  I honestly do not know how that works out in nature but there must be a reason for it all.  Meeting up with Mystery made for, "A Painting Day".

"Mystery Girl-6x6-inches, oil/canvas by Ruth Andre
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8 comments:

Theresa Paden said...

I love the colors and brushwork in this. The cool colors in the mane work so nicely with the orange in the background. I like the way she is looking out from under her forelock, too, like she's observing something interesting.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Beautiful paintings Ruth. How clever of you to combine your two passions, art and horses.

martinealison said...

L'amour du cheval se traduit parfaitement dans votre peinture et merci de nous faire partager cette, ces grandes passions.
Bisous à vous et caresses à nos amis à quatre pattes!

Ruth Andre said...

Merci beaucoup pour votre charmante commentaire sur mon cheval peintures. Oui, j'aime les chevaux je peins, tous les chevaux vraiment. Ils sont magiques.

Ruth Andre said...

Thank-you Theresa and Carol. I do appreciate you stopping by and commenting on my painting.

hmuxo said...

Oh Ruth, I loved that story and I love this painting! The background is great because the horse just pops out and his shadow makes it perfect!

Claudia Hammer a Painting a day said...

I love your warm background color and shadow on this one. Nice job!

Ruth Andre said...

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What an endearing story. It's easy to see you love your horses. They are beautiful.