There was no April challenge posted. This month's challenge has to do with Mothers in celebration of Mother's Day!!
I decided to be adventurous and do a medallion for my mom. Using a gift shadow box from a friend - I painted the friendship Medallion by Ashley Stollberg of Ashley's Equine Artistry to my mom with her 1/2 Morgan 1/2 Quarter Horse gelding Pat. Pat was my mom's favorite horse besides her miniature William and I just had to do this gift for her!
I learned to ride at about 1 year old on Pat and he was great with children and ornery with adults.
|My mom's gelding Pat|
I used pastels and earth pigments as well as acrylics. The background is a Kansas sunset photo with the words "And God took a bit of Southerly wind and created the horse."