Acrylic on sheet of canvas
Reference model is Aga Pa and an Andalusian horse.
I?m really a sucker for all things vintage, especially lace. Put vintage and horses together and I?m all gaga lol.
As I was painting this I felt a real connection to the emotion and moment shared between the two. My thoughts wandered to my time on the Cruise Ship, The Mikhail Lermontov many years ago and the subsequent loss when I believed I would never see Sergey again. My memories are still so strong and my emotions still so deep. Knowing I was suppose to see Sergey again when the ship would return to Sydney after the cruise when the ship sank, I thought about those feelings and how I waited for him to return?only to be devastated by the sinking which took so much of my heart.
I love that I could share that emotion and deep sentiment in this piece and that somehow, even with those sad memories, there remains the calm, the light and the sense of hope in the painting.