While watching wild horses, I am intrigued by their relationships and the feeling of mystery. No matter how much time I spend in contemplation, I am always inspired and learning. This piece shows a mare and two foals emerging from the atmosphere. Surprise and delight are what I feel each time I see them, a chance to discover something new.
After leaving my campsite at dawn, I came upon a small band of three horses just after the sun light came over the hill. The light caught the mane, tail and the edges of the horses coat. Communicating the beauty of the morning light and the relationship between the mare and new foal was the goal of this piece.
Getting up early to look for wild horses is one of my favorite things to do. The promise of a new day always fills me with hope, and when I see the sunlight hitting the horses it is inspiring. That beauty finds it's way into every part of my life.
Picasso, is one of the most easily recognizable Sand Wash Basin
stallions. His bold markings and high ranking with other stallions has
added to his alluring presence. This past summer, I only saw him on two
of the 14 days that I was at Sand Wash. This painting was inspired when
I watched him pushing his band across the range. Little did I know,
that he would later loose his band to another stallion.