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Down southeast of me is the lovely island of Puerto Rico, a place I have heard much about, hope to someday visit, and a home of the breed I love, the Paso Fino.
I was commissioned by a resident there to paint his wife's mare Stefania. A gorgeous dappled gray mare, she has kindness in her soul and the brio in her heart for giving her all to please. I envisioned this mare with her 1st place blue ribbons waving in the breeze along with her mane, forelock and tail as she paraded around showing it off. As requested, there are hearts in the painting (for the brio), and the color blue (for the top honor), which worked perfectly with my vision of the finest. Turquoise was the favored predominate background color and Stefania has a reddish gold veined turquoise stone behind her and on her sash adding to the drama and finesse of the paintings theme.
Done in acrylics with texture medium to accentuate her pretty dapples, this portrait is 30"x40"x1.5" on gallery wrap canvas.Jonelle T. McCoy
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