I was painting at Newmarket Farm in Del Mar on Monday with PAPASAN, my plein air group. It’s a hunter-jumper barn, and Monday is their day off, so it was incredibly quiet. Rather than the usual morning activity of horses being groomed, worked, walked and turned out, horses were dozing in their stalls after the weekend’s show. Not wanting to disturb snoozing ponies, I considered painting a landscape of eucalyptus and ice plant at the back of the property, but then I heard the ring of hammer on anvil, which could only mean one thing: the farrier had arrived!
I went over to where he had a horse on the outdoor cross ties, ascertained that he had three more to shoe, which mean that I had plenty of time, and trotted off to get my paint box. I did two small paintings before he packed up and headed to his next barn…. here’s one of them!
$225.00 (MC, Visa, AmEx, Paypal) includes Fed Ex Ground shipping within US.