Monday, August 15, 2016

Off-track Thoroughbred Horse Portrait Painting OTTB

It was lots of fun to paint this handsome Off-Track Thoroughbred (OTTB) portrait painting.  This piece was commissioned by a mom for her daughter's 13th birthday - lucky girl!!  The subject is her special horse, Stuart.  He was bought by them off the race track and is now doing very well in training and showing as a hunter.  It's so nice when these wonderful horses get another chance to live a good life.  So many of them never get that opportunity.

I've been riding at Hess Stable myself since March.  It is wonderful to have horses back in my life again after a very long absence.  I also have a thoroughbred to enjoy, though he is quite a bit older and well-trained previously as someone's dressage horse.  Lucky for me that Truckee is now a resident with many other rescued thoroughbred horses at Hess Stable.

If you or someone you know has a special companion why not honor them with a custom horse portrait painting - or cat or dog painting.  Any pets are welcome!  Visit my website at for information, then email me to get started.  Now is a great time to be planning for Christmas.