Saturday, April 30, 2011

"My Cayenne"



How long has it been?  This painting of my horse, Cayenne, has been in my studio just waiting for the final touches for the past few months.  I think today I can say it is completed.  The composition being long and thin is rather fun and and gives a contemporary feel to this piece.  Cayenne was born and raised on our farm in Missouri.  I remember sleeping on hay bales to watch over her the first night after her arrival.  It was an exciting time and I think for the first two months of Cay's life I watched her none stop.    I would go to the pasture with the horses and just watch Cay run and play and then watch her napping in the paddock while her mother, Angel, grazed leaving her aunt Mystery to watch over her.   Having Cayenne in my life made for "A Painting Day".

"My Cayenne" 12x40-inches, oil on canvas by Ruth Andre


10 comments:

C.Y. said...

lovely horse!! REDPASSION

Pam Holnback said...

Love the horizontal composition and values.

martinealison said...

Une très belle peinture que je prends plaisir à regarder... Son histoire la rend encore plus vivante... le format choisi donne envie de chevaucher ce magnifique animal...
Gros bisous

Ruth Andre said...

Si bon obtenir votre beau commentaire. Il toujours me fait si heureux de voir vos mots. Faites attention.

Ruth Andre said...

I was happy to make the final brushwork on this painting. I learned a few things and am looking forward to finishing the next painting in the works.

Theresa Paden said...

Lovely painting of Cay and so fun to hear about her early days as a new foal!

NoviceArtist said...

Loved your story of this horse, and the unique size of the painting. Very effective.

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

Wonderful painting! Thanks for sharing the story too. You just can't help but fall in love with horses.

Diane ~ said...

beautiful & perfectly done! i love the positon of the horse too, very unusual & fresh!

Karen M Schmidt said...

Beautiful, Ruth! I've been watching the progress on this one, and the end result is just breathtaking. The composition and color combinations, your thoughtful execution make for a very peaceful feel. Your love of the subject really comes through ... brava!