The above painting was painted from a reference photo taken by Michael Yates and posted to Paint My Photo. It is a site where artists can share their photos and their artwork of others’ photos offered on the site. I learned of this site while reading a post on Nicola’s blog, Pointy Pix.
I was attracted to the bits of light and shadow in this photo and wanted to see if I could paint it. PLUS! With the heat we are having this summer, standing in a cool stream seems just the best thing! Smart horses.