Sunday, February 7, 2010

Kira and Elly may

 


 This latest pastel painting is a commission of Kira and her horse, Elly May.  Kira is a very talented and accomplished "eventer" and Elley May is her half Hanoverian partner in dressage, cross country and stadium jumping.  I was lucky enough to see them compete up at Fairhill, and was really struck by the amount of teamwork and discipline that they demonstrated during the three day event.  As an artist, I especially wanted to convey the wonderful connection between the two of them,  the source of  all their strength and skill ...

If you would like to commission a portrait of your favorite pet, or you and your beloved companion...you can visit my website at judebatesart.com or contact me at judwah2000@wildblue.net  and we can discuss your ideas and options.  Thanks for visiting!

Yours in paint,
Jude

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