Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Get your Hats and Horses Ready...It's Kentucky Derby Time

In honor of the Kentucky Derby this weekend, I thought I would reminisce about horses. I grew up with horses and riding. My dad still has horses, he is also my neighbor and while I don't ride much I still like to go over and pet them now and again, in fact my dad just had two foals, one of them is so friendly she is more like a puppy dog. My daughter who has aspergers has always loved them and did equine therapy for a few years, which I think was very beneficial. I also have a very fond memory of going to the horse races with my grandmother, we dressed up, sat behind the glass and had a glorious lunch together rooting for our favorite horses based on looks and colors they were wearing. Funny how certain things are a part of your life and come in and out. Now I also enjoy photographing them and painting them. In honor of horses and this weekend here are a few recent horse paintings I hope you will enjoy.


Tania Cavenecia Torres said...

Deana, bet you didn't know I love horses too! I went through a phase in junior high. I was drawing them all time, did a report on horses, checked out books from the library and remember very well a cute fiction book called Jelly Foot : )

Mattos said...

You are right, I did not know this, I feel like I am getting to know you all over again, very exciting. Wish you could be here now, the filly I was talking about is so friendly, she will let you walk up and pet her forever.

AC said...

very interesting pieces
thank you

Lina-Paola said...

I really like the bold choices of color that you use in your pieces. Not just in this piece but in your others as well. But who would have thought? Purple in a horse's face?? Keep up the good work!


Lina-Paola said...

I really like your bold choice of colors. I can see you take a lot of risks, but the outcomes are splendid! Who would have thought, purple in a horse's face?? Keep up the good work!