It’s not very often I get the chance to work on a non-commissioned painting. With a full schedule, I rarely have time to create something for myself so it’s always extra rewarding when I can fit in a personal piece.
On the easel this time, was a gorgeous dapple grey horse. You may remember my fondness for greys. There’s just something about their unique dappled coats and the myriad of greys tones within that make this particular colour not only fun to paint but stunning to look at. While many grey horse owners might have something to say about keeping those whites white and those dapples clean (and let’s not forget the joys of shedding season with a white pony!), I think we can all agree we wouldn’t trade in our greys for the world.
With that, I present my portrait entitled Earl Grey. Named after the popular blend of tea made famous in the United Kingdom, dating back to the 1830s, and maybe one of the most famous of “greys.”
Painted as a hunter, complete with a fancy stitched bridle and D-ring snaffle, this classic gelding is all set for the ring. Neatly braided and groomed to perfection, Earl Grey is already a crowd favourite.