Tuesday, November 11, 2008
"But...What About Me?"
Poor Billy. Gracie always gets all the attention. It's tough being a colt! As colts go, Billy is very good - now. I've been very careful to keep things straightforward with him. He had his moments when he was younger, but he's really come around to be quite a gentleman. Our work is not done yet, of course, so Billy doesn't get any of the leeway Miss Grace does! Poor Billy!
Just to keep our family connections straight, Billy is Clever's son, and a half-brother to Peaker. His dad is Mobil, an up-and-coming young sire in Ontario. Next year Mobil's first foals will start running.
This painting is 8 x 10 oil on canvas, with the same limited palette I've been using. And as Billy is the youngest on the farm, I've done my planned paintings of "the family." There are more, but these first eleven paintings have featured most of the regulars. We'll see where things go from here! Stay tuned!