Commissioned by Christy from Kansas, I had the privilege of painting her beloved Thoroughbred, affectionately known as Harry. Once an accomplished show horse in his prime, Harry’s good looks and finely shaped features are still evident. Now getting on years, what Harry has lost in terms of muscle, he’s gained in the form of grey hairs. But regardless of his age, his sweet disposition and gentle character remain unwavering.
It was decided that capturing his sweet nature and kind eye was a must for this portrait. A wonderful pose of Harry, with ears pricked forward and a gaze directed right at the viewer was selected. His distinct, irregular stripe coupled with the sparkle in his brown eyes were the perfect touches to help showcase this handsome boy.
Forever a barn favourite, Harry is now retired from competition and has earned himself many leisurely days grazing in his lush paddock and hanging out with his besties.