A HORSE NAMED MOTH


A HORSE NAMED MOTH
      
 
Private Collection
Acrylic and pencil on gesso board.

The mane on this horse reflected the beautiful evening light as she stood in her paddock under an apple tree. I hung this at my exhibition in Michelstadt and the once owner happened to see it. I saw him staring at the painting for a long time and on asking him if he liked it he said in a quivering voice that it was his “Motte”. He had to give it away due to his difficult circumstances. It now hangs on his wall and it reminds him of the good times he had with the horse since he brought her home as a foal.