First time on Grace 26" x 16" Oil
Continuing in my equestrian series, this painting shows a young rider on her first horse, as opposed to a pony. You can see in her body language she is tentative about her new mount. The horse senses her apprehension, and waits patiently for her commands.
I deliberately kept the composition simple, choosing to focus on the horse and rider and merely "suggest" the environment.
Take a look at the ongoing "Equestrian Series" under "Animals" on my "Works" page.