I know I’ve been quiet here in blog-land. That’s because it’s hard to type when you’re wearing nitrile gloves that are covered in paint.
Really. Since the cancellation of the Spain trip, I’ve been painting, and painting, and painting some more. Here’s a sneak peak at one of the works in my Fresh On The Easel gallery!
This one is called Big Time Lead Line. When Axel and I were in New Zealand a few years ago, we went to the Horse Of The Year show. I found myself in a place where leadline classes were Serious Business, where all the kids were mounted on perfect little ponies that could have sprung from Barbie’s Dream Barn, and all the mum’s wore outfits that color coordinated with what their Little Lead Liner was wearing. Oh, and the hats. And ooooh, the browbands, as exquisite as red-carpet jewelry.
This painting is about the moment before entering the ring, making sure every detail is correct. I’ve been asked about the lack of garters on our little rider’s jodphurs: garters, apparently, are not a requirement, either written or unwritten, in New Zealand.