Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Illustration Friday: Clique

Pepperrock wasn't very concerned with what the other horses thought.


I've had horses on the brain this week. As part of preparing for a move to California (where my husband found another job) my 23 year old BLM Mustang (whom I had for 19 years) has graduated to another family. He now has a little boy to adore him. And since he now lives in the pasture that is their backyard--he will be loved on a daily basis instead of a sporadic weekly one. (I just couldn't see dragging the poor horse 2000 miles so he could live even farther away from me than he does now.) This photo of Oberon was taken just a couple weeks ago.


I struggled with color on this one. I got a new computer and haven't figured out how to calibrate the monitor the way I need it to be.





9 comments:

linda sarah said...

This is a lovely illustration - and I hope Oberon has a fantastic time! Good luck with your move too:-)

Focus_ret said...

Nice drawing.
Oberon looks a lot like the colt our mare Babe gave birth to when I was a child. He was a big surprise to us. His papa, a gevernment stallion, had jumped a fence when uncle Everett borrowed Babe for his cattle drive, but uncle never mentioned the matter to us.

Linda said...

such a beautiful horse! I know he'll be happy with a little boy's love...good luck on your move.

Bella Sinclair said...

Good for Pepperock! Delightful colors and such a lovely illo. It's always hard to say goodbye, but it's easier knowing he will be loved and well cared for. Good luck on your move.

M├┤nica said...

Oberon is such a beautiful horse! I'm so glad to hear he's found a new family, though I know you will miss him.
The illustration is lovely, you capture horses' poses really well, and I really like the texture.
Good luck on your move to California, I've always wanted to live there! :-)

Juan said...

Excellent illo!

Siukwan said...

I love it, the picture is peaceful serenity! I love your horses with different colors, beautiful!

Bobo said...

Fabulous work, beautiful colors and textures! Oberon is so beautiful!

enigma said...

good for Pepperrock..! and, your mustang is beautiful!