Friday, August 7, 2009

Two Dapple Grey Mares

Two Dapple Grey Mares
10" x 8" (25.4cm x 20.3cm) acrylic on hand primed board unframed $325 with free shipping in USA and Canada.
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Holmes County, Ohio is home to many fine Amish farms. Traveling in that area this summer, we came across this farm with two Dapple Gray mares in the pasture. I’m more accustomed to seeing Belgian horses or mules on Amish farms so it was a surprise to see these two beautiful Grays in this area, and I knew right away I wanted to do a painting of these beautiful animals. You can tell a “Grey” from a white horse by their dark skin color seen in the ears, around the eyes, nose and legs where there is no white hair to cover the skin.

This painting sends me back to my childhood in Illinois where I remember a neighbor who had a team of Dapple Grays and one year plowed my grandmother’s garden with them.

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