Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Cayenne a Memory Portrait
Cayenne was born on our farm in Missouri. She had a hard delivery and from the moment she hit the ground she was into something and everything. She was a nibbler, a follow-you-around type horse or what I call a people horse. Her mother, Angel, is the head mare and Cayenne considered herself Head Princess. We lost Cay a couple of years ago to colic. We have missed Cay and I have wanted to paint her portrait for sometime but just was not ready to take on the challenge. Yesterday I started the drawing and today the paint brushed on and as the portrait started to show Cay's personality and her features it was pure joy and sadness all in one. Having Cayenne in my life has made for, "A Painting Day".
"Cayenne" 8x6-inches, oil/canvas by Ruth Andre-Gift to my husband Tom
Commission A Painting