...another photo I saw on Facebook. Being a horse lover from way back, this I could not resist. I loved the relaxed pose and the play of darks and lights in this setting. A picture of contentment and controlled power, the relationship between a horse and rider is an fascinating dynamic that only another horse lover can understand. Growing up, I always wanted a horse. Begging my mother and presenting her with various carefully conceived strategies for the animal's upkeep, went ignored UNTIL she presented me with a sewing machine one summer for my birthday. THIS was my horse she said, adding that it did have four legs. I did put a lot of mileage on that sewing machine. In fact, it's still stabled in an upstairs bedroom in perfectly good running condition. Her name is Singer.
A quote from Grant Wood describes a condition from which he and many of us suffer: taking too much for granted. Wood said, "...To my great joy, I discovered that in the very commonplace, in my native surroundings, were decorative adventures and that my only difficulty had been in taking them too much for granted." Woods' words ring with truth. My goal as an artist is to capture the wonder of the often overlooked ordinary, the commonplace beauty around us, those little details that make all the difference in our daily lives. The rough hue of rocks, lush blue woodlands, weathered wood grains, and distant meandering dirt roads never cease to appeal to me. I attempt to share the beauty from which routine blinds us. My work can be purchased on ebay or by contacting me personally.