Just a quick update on what's happening at the easel. It's strictly coincidence that the two paintings I've been focusing on these first days of 2011 feature chestnuts (and one dark bay!). One is fairly small, 8 x 16 oil on Raymar, and it features the boys from a couple of winters ago. The other is a bit larger, 18 x 24 oil on gallery wrap canvas, a warmblood mare and foal.
"Watch and Learn," work in progress
Out at the barn, I still have my token chestnut amid the bays and dark bays. Gracie is a three-year old now, and will probably go back into training in March. Maybe by then one of the mares will give us a chestnut to take the role in her absence? Hummer is in foal to Mutakddim, a chestnut...won't be long now!