Another of this past season’s Christmas portraits, I was commissioned by Rebecca to paint her mom’s beloved paint gelding, Rookie.
Always a pleasure to mix up my dog commissions with another pony portrait, I had the privilege of painting this sweet boy. Trained as an eventer, this gelding is the type of horse you can hop on and pretty much do everything with from dressage, cross-country, and stadium jumping to bareback riding without a worry.
Definitely the dependable type who takes care of his rider while having a little fun too, Rookie was painted with his tongue out (as it was in the provided reference photo) to match his cheeky personality.
A surprise Christmas gift, the family will certainly be able to enjoy the portrait of their special boy for years to come.