Equine Art and Animal Portraits
My daughter and I ride at Lanzelot Stables outside of Kamloops, BC. It is a small, excellent eventing facility with a tight group of people who love being there. For Christmas they has a little get-together and a secret santa gift exchange.
I drew the name of the mom of one of the girls who rides with my daughter – someone who I have spent a lot of time sitting on the sidelines chatting with. So I was delighted. She is also someone whose whole family absolutely adores their horse.
I immediately knew I would whip up a quick drawing of their horse – and they happened to mention that an absolutely phenomenal local photographer had taken some good shots of their steed at one of the Topline Shows (www.toplinestables.ca). Andrea Blair of Paper Horse Photography (www.ablairphotographyblog.com) was the photographer – I find her work magical.
Anyway – here is the finished drawing. A chalk pastel of Smith and his rider approaching a jump. The recipient, both the rider and her parents were delighted and surprised 🙂