My painting, “Just Grab Mane” was accepted into the 2009 American Academy of Equine Arts show at the Museum of the Horse in Lexington, KY.
Over 600 entries were received, and only 80 display spaces available, so I am honored and thrilled to be included in the show! You’ll find the complete show roster at the AAEA website. The show runs through November, so stop in to the museum when you’re at the Kentucky Horse Park.
The oil painting is 24″x30″ on Senso Linen (it’s clear-primed, which means that the rich color of the raw linen shows through the transparent gesso) and it’s part of a series of “water lesson” paintings that I’ve been working on. This was inspired by all those ponies who taught us how to ride: this one knows more than his rider about how to deal with jumping into water. He has the situation completely under control, so he’s told his kid, “just grab mane and I’ll take care of everything else.”