12"x12" Oil on Canvas
by Ruth Andre
There is always more to do. I painted this little colt thinking I would take it with me to the coming Cattlemen's Western Art Show & Sale. The show is in March so just weeks away. Then I thought, no, I should send it to the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum's Invitational Show coming up this month in Canyon, Texas. There is always a question of what paintings to send where and then if someone just falls in love with a painting and wants to purchase a painting then there it goes. No problem there, right? So I really need to paint another horse or cow or landscape to make an easy decision on what to send.
When I lived on our farm in Missouri we witnessed the birth of a new filly and watched her daily. One day I noticed the hair around her eyes had turned dark and the hair on her face was shedding. I had never had a baby horse to tend to and was concerned. Then I realized this is a natural way with new colts to shed their baby hair and first color. Watching Cayenne grow into a mature horse was never dull mostly because she was such a wild thing and a real eye catcher. It has been, "A Painting Day".