Sunday, February 20, 2011

Hopi


Hopi, a registered Paint, came to our farm in Missouri at just 5 months old.  She had been raised on large farm with a herd of nearly 100 horses all running free.  She had not been handled and she was a feisty little filly.  The man that had her had just inherited his father's farm and all of his father's horses.  He had 30 colts just a few months old and he asked if I would like to take a look at them?  I was not in the market for a colt of any kind but when I walked into the barn there was Hopi and well I kind of went crazy for her.  Hopi came to our farm supposedly for the winter.  The plan was to have Hopi be the baby sitter horse for our Fox Trotter filly, Cayenne.  With that said I was negotiating a sale price with Hopi's owner in just a few weeks of her arrival.  I liked her and she was a sweetheart.  Hopi joining our small herd of horses made for, "A Painting Day".

"Hopi" 36x36-inches, oil/canvas by Ruth Andre
www.ruthandre.com
andre@ruthandre.com
Commission A Painting

11 comments:

Theresa Paden said...

Wonderful large painting of Hopi and really great colors!

rymer said...

Wonderful Ruth!

SUSAN RODEN said...

So how many horses do you have Ruth? Are they good models as you paint?

Beautiful and love the gradation of the background as well.

gtyyup said...

She has beautiful and interesting markings...seems that she also picked you! Wonderful painting~

Dana Cooper said...

Stunning portrait of Hopi, Ruth!

shirley fachilla said...

Those gorgeous colors on her cheek and ear. She is beautiful and so is the painting.

mary maxam said...

wow, what a lovely painting (and horse)I can imagine how wonderful this must be in that 3ft. sq.

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

Wonderful painting!!! Thanks for sharing Hopi's story!

Carol DeMumbrum said...

Beautiful painting Ruth!! Thanks for sharing the photos of you painting it. Can really get a feel for the size of it, wow! Hope to get brave enough to tackle something this big. :)

Kristin said...

I love your paintings, especially the ones of horses, and also, I like reading the stories behind them. I really like the yellow background in this one.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Ruth, your paintings of horses are infused with spirit. Hope the rain stops,