A very dear and long time friend commissioned me to do a family
portrait for her mothers birthday, but with a twist. I was to paint her
mother, her daughters and her grandchildren all represented as horses.
And on the more realistic side, not my usual approach, no stylized
lines. It took me a long time to complete since I gave it a little
attention each day, but finally came to completion. Her mothers middle
name is Rose, and she loves roses, so I added wild roses as the
backdrop. Each horse has the coloring of the person- blonds, brunette,
auburn and eye color of each family member too. I saw a photo of her
after she'd unwrapped it, and knew by the joy on her face I'd done a
perfect job- a unique gift given with deep love, and done in a way to
please a mothers heart.