One of my greatest joys is to paint a horse for a client. I love the entire process and know that the bond of love is the greatest gift shared by the partnership between the horse and their person. I came across this photo recently from a commission portrait of 'Tara' I completed several years ago. She truly is a gorgeous chestnut mare that really has a 3 foot long mane! My photo session with her was fantastic and I soaked in her beauty and engaging personality. Her motion and beauty in person was breathtaking. Thank you Vickie for asking me to paint this pastel painting for you of your darling horse Tara. IMG_2993 copyA very precious memory for me.